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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.

Catholic Social Teaching

Concerned with the well being of all people and their common good, the Church’s social teachings lay out what is necessary to live a dignified human life in today's world and our joint responsibility to each other to make that happen.  The social teachings provide principles for reflection, criteria for judgment and guidelines for action. 

Examine the common themes or read the social encyclicals of last 120 years.


December 2, 2016
Aniversario de la tragedia de la matanza en San Bernardino   Al iniciar la...
October 21, 2016
Recomendaciones de los obispos para la papeleta de voto se enfocan en la...
October 7, 2016
El ser católico y la votación en el 2016 En los EE.UU. nos encontramos en medio de...
September 30, 2016
En esta edición: Los católicos y la pena de muerte Gobernador Brown act...
September 30, 2016
Stanley “Tookie” Williams fue uno de los líderes de los primeros años de...

Writings of Pope Francis

A selection of recent letters and encyclicals from His Holiness examine the challenges facing today's families, our role in promoting human development while caring for our common home and what it means to evangelize in today's world.

Laudato Si (Praise Be) - Environment

Amoris Laetitia - On Love in the Family

Evangelii Gaudium - Proclaiming the Gospel

Latest News

December 5, 2016
Homily Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 4, 2016 The journey of life is difficult at this...
December 2, 2016
Anniversary of San Bernardino Shooting Tragedy   As we move into the Holy Advent...
December 1, 2016
WASHINGTON—A Day of Prayer with a focus on the plight of refugees and migrants will take...
November 28, 2016
Vatican announces Rev. Timothy Freyer will be elevated to new role, supporting Bishop Kevin Vann...
November 9, 2016
The following statement was released by Edward “Ned” Dolejsi, executive director of the...