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The California Catholic Conference (CCC)

is the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in California.  We advocate with policy makers and the public to advance the Catholic vision of human life and dignity, the good society, and concern for those who are poor and vulnerable.  We educate Catholics and the general public.  We empower Catholics to put their faith into action consistent with Catholic teaching.


Because We Are Catholic

Year of Mercy

During the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy called by Pope Francis follow how Catholics around the Golden State are modeling mercy.  Learn ways you can get involved as you live out the works of mercy. 

Helpful Resources

Faithful Citizenship

How do we fulfill our moral and ethical obligation as faithful citizens?  Materials approved for use in parishes from the California Catholic Conference and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

Learn the Issues

Join the Network

Together, our voices will be heard. Join with thousands of our members who are standing up for life and dignity.  It's simple and effective.  Be a voice for life & dignity in California, the nation and the world.


September 7, 2016
Atención se redirige hacia el Gobernador al concluir la sesión...
August 26, 2016
Perspectivas: SB 1146 obtiene el ‘apoyo’ de la CCC, Conclusión de Sesión...
August 10, 2016
El castigo de por sí nunca es una respuesta adecuada a la delincuencia...
August 10, 2016
Se alienta a las parroquias y ministerios a que enseñen y estudien los principios detallados...
July 22, 2016
Obispos apoyan la abolición del uso de la pena de muerte La Conferencia de Obispos Cat...


Our Catholic Schools in California
A Stellar Past, A Robust Future

The California Catholic Conference of Bishops has issued a comprehensive document entirely focused on Catholic schools.  Entitled “Our Catholic Schools in California: A Stellar Past, A Robust Future”, the document recognizes the tremendous benefit that Catholic schools have had and will continue to have on society as a whole.  

Read the statement and more on our Education page.

Latest News

September 23, 2016
Archbishop Cordileone Issues Statement on Death Penalty Propositions 62 & 66 San Francisco...
September 22, 2016
This summer, the California Catholic Conference (CCC) endorsed Prop 62 to officially end the use of...
September 19, 2016
Governor Signs Farm Worker Overtime Bill, Other Bills Still Pending On Monday, Governor Brown...
September 19, 2016
As a young man studying at the University of Notre Dame, Frank Schillo’s professors taught...