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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.


Saint Junípero

The Canonization
St. Junípero

Pope Francis canonized Fr. Serra during his historic visit to Washington D.C., New York City and Philadelphia in September 2015.


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A newsletter on events in California, Washington and the world.  Learn how Catholic social teaching helps us interact with community and society.

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November 13, 2015
Sueños que llevan a la acción – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. El Dr. Martin...
October 30, 2015
Desmantelemos el suicidio asistido antes de que sea demasiado tarde El Gobernador Jerry Brown...
October 16, 2015
Inmensa preocupación por los pobres y vulnerables en respuesta a la ley sobre el suicidio...
October 9, 2015
“Esto no es compasión” - California pone en riesgo a las personas vulnerables...
September 18, 2015
Padre Junípero Serra – El sendero hacia la canonización El 23 de septiembre...
September 15, 2015
Edward “Ned” Dolejsi, director executivo de la Conferencia Católica de...
September 11, 2015
El suicidio asistido es aprobado por la Legislatura Como aporte a la Semana Nacional de la...
September 4, 2015
Audiencia sobre el suicidio asistido por un médico carece de equilibrio La última...

Being Well While Dying

The Art of Being Well While Dying

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 More: Physician-Assisted Suicide.

Latest News

November 20, 2015
The Executive Committee of the California Catholic Conference has issued the following statement on...
November 17, 2015
Statement by Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle, WA, and Chairman, U.S....
November 13, 2015
Dreams that Lead to Action – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one...
November 9, 2015
On October 18th of this year, Pope Francis canonized Louis and Zélie Martin, the first...
November 9, 2015
During his recent speech to Congress on September 24, Pope Francis paid special tribute to the...
October 30, 2015
Roll-Back Assisted Suicide Before It’s Too Late On Oct. 5 Gov. Jerry Brown signed ABx2-15 (...
October 29, 2015
On September 23, 2015, Native American representatives comprised of descendants from each of the...
October 28, 2015
During his recent speech to Congress on September 24, Pope Francis paid special tribute to the...