Governor Brown asked to order moratorium on death penalty

Ministers of Justice from 25 countries join Rome-based Community of Sant’Egidio, one of the new lay movements in the Church, to jointly issue the appeal

Ministers of Justice from 25 countries have joined the Rome-based Community of Sant’Egidio, one of the new lay movements in the Catholic Church, to jointly issue an appeal to California Governor Jerry Brown to impose a moratorium on the death penalty in his state. Should Brown comply, the moratorium could be short-lived, since Gavin Newsom will be sworn in as California’s … [Read more...]

Critics want Gov. Brown to veto bill requiring abortion drugs at campus health centers

Measure mandating that all student health centers at University of California and CalState campuses provide abortion drugs passed state Senate on Aug 30 and now heads to the governors desk

California Gov. Jerry Brown should veto a bill that mandates abortion drugs at state university campus health centers, said pro-life advocates, citing both financial and ethical objections.   “California politicians put the interests of the abortion industry ahead of the needs of both students and the colleges and universities with this shortsighted vote today,” Kristan … [Read more...]

Vatican praises pro-abortion Governor Jerry Brown

In a Tweet from Casina Pio IV, the headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Vatican called the California governor a “true leader,” singling him out for his views on global warming

The Vatican gave a shout-out to California Gov. Jerry Brown Sunday, praising him for his war against climate change and his defense of human “dignity and freedom.” In a Tweet from Casina Pio IV, the headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Vatican called Brown a “true leader” while singling out the Democratic governor’s concern for “the good of the planet … [Read more...]

World needs ‘brain washing’ on climate change, Jerry Brown says at Vatican

Brown: “The problem … is us. It’s our whole way of life. It’s our comfort … It’s the greed. It’s the indulgence. It’s the pattern."

Gov. Jerry Brown challenged the world’s religious leaders to further engage as he minimized the negative effects of President Donald Trump on meeting the climate-change challenge. “The Trump factor is very small, very small indeed,” in comparison to the commitments taking place around the world, Brown said to a burst of applause Saturday at an event organized by the Vatican’s … [Read more...]

Significant victory in veto of AB 569

California bishops' spokesman: "We thank Governor Brown for vetoing this unnecessary, highly questionable effort to harass religious employers who provide valuable services in the public domain”

The last moment for Governor Jerry Brown to sign or veto bills was Sunday, October 15, at midnight and he waited to the very end to act on several bills the California Catholic Conference tracked this past Legislative Session. Most notable was the Governor’s veto of AB 569 (Gonzales-Fletcher, D-San Diego), the bill that targeted religious employers and would have created … [Read more...]

California reduces penalties for knowingly infecting someone with HIV

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that reduces the crime from a felony to a misdemeanor

Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill — authored by two openly homosexual legislators — that reduces the crime of a person knowingly infecting another person with HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor. The bill, SB 239, also removes the felony classification for intentionally donating AIDS-infected blood and makes it a misdemeanor. Penalties are … [Read more...]

Catholic bishops weigh in on proposed bills

The California Catholic Conference is urging Catholics to let their voices be heard on a number of bills awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature

The California Catholic Conference is urging Catholics to let their voices be heard on a number of bills awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature this fall, including one — Assembly Bill 569 — the conference sees as a direct attack on religious freedom. The governor has until Oct. 15 to act on the bills. As the statewide Church’s public policy arm, the conference has highlighted … [Read more...]

3 imprudent bills Jerry Brown should veto

SB 179, SB 219, and AB 569

Veteran California pro-family leader Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, has issued the following statement regarding three reckless bills passed by the California Legislature that Governor Jerry Brown should veto: SB 179: "Increasing identity fraud that burdens law enforcement, government agencies, and financial institutions is not good public policy. The … [Read more...]

Jerry Brown opposes ‘abortion litmus test’ for Democrats

"It wasn't very long ago that a number of Catholic Democrats were opposed to abortion," notes California governor

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Sunday said intelligence should be the deciding factor for Democratic Party candidates, suggesting that abortion as a litmus test would not be helpful nationwide. “Well, the litmus test should be intelligence, caring about, as Harry Truman or Roosevelt used to call it, the common man,” Brown told NBC’s “Meet the Press” when asked by host … [Read more...]

CA bishops like Jerry Brown’s cap and trade

See as in line with Pope Francis

The following comes from a July 21 release from the California Catholic Conference. The Legislature has officially recessed for the summer this week, but not before moving on a key piece of environmental legislation. On Monday, lawmakers gave a bi-partisan nod of approval to AB 398 (Garcia, D-Coachella), the extension of the state’s cap-and-trade program through the year … [Read more...]