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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 follow how Catholics around the Golden State are modeling mercy and ways you can get involved. 


Faithful Citizenship

Civic participation is a virtue.  Explore articles, bulletin inserts, guides and other resources to help live out your faith in the public square.

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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.

Being Well While Dying

Preparing for the End of Life
Catholic Teachings and Resources

According to leading experts in the newly formed medical specialty of palliative care, there is definitely an art to dying, a way to die well. This art, when practiced while alive and well, enables a patient to seamlessly, effortlessly, and spiritually make the transition to the next part of his or her journey.

Learn about Catholic teaching on end of life or trace the policy debate on physician-assisted suicide.


January 29, 2016
La misión de las escuelas católicas en la Iglesia y en la sociedad Coincidiendo con...
January 28, 2016
Nuestras escuelas católicas en California tienen un pasado estelar, y han sido un recurso...
January 22, 2016
Gobernador Brown ofrece discurso sobre el Estado del Estado A diferencia de la pompa de...
January 15, 2016
California intenta reformar procedimientos para la pena de muerte Después de que...
January 8, 2016
Se agota el tiempo del referéndum para anular el suicidio asistido por un médico El...


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

February 10, 2016
“Missionary of Mercy and Peace” Pope Francis will begin his Apostolic Journey this...
February 9, 2016
Year of Mercy: Catholic Schools in California- Educating All English  Spanish  
January 29, 2016
The Mission of Catholic Schools in Church and Society Coinciding with Catholic Schools’ Week...
January 28, 2016
A Statement by the California Catholic Conference of Bishops Our California Catholic schools have...
January 26, 2016
Coinciding with Catholic Schools’ Week, the California Catholic Conference of Bishops has...