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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.

Election 2016

Faithful Citizenship - FAQ about Forming Conscience for Faithful Citizenship, Parish Advocacy Guidelines and ideas for participation in community beyond voting.

California Bishops Urge Support for Prop 62 - End the Use of the Death Penalty

Find out how to register to vote at the California Secretary of State website.

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Documents, backgrounders, bulletin inserts and other material that can help Catholics be informed faithful citizens during the 2016 election cycle and advance the common good through active participation in society.


July 22, 2016
Obispos apoyan la abolición del uso de la pena de muerte La Conferencia de Obispos Cat...
July 14, 2016
Toda Vida es Sagrada – Inocente o Con Defectos Los Obispos También se Oponen a la...
July 8, 2016
Se finalizan medidas que aparecerán en la boleta electoral de noviembre Como muchos...
June 24, 2016
Gobierno Federal se niega a emitir un fallo sobre el mandato del aborto en California Despu...
June 17, 2016
Legisladores aprueban presupuesto, pasa ahora al Gobernador El proceso que se realiza cada a...


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

July 20, 2016
“I am not my own, I have given myself to Jesus. He must be my only love.” - Sister...
July 19, 2016
Only one month after physician-assisted suicide became legal in California, a state agency is...
July 14, 2016
All Life Is Sacred – Innocent or Flawed Bishops Also Oppose Prop 66 to Speed up Executions...
July 13, 2016
The Alliance for Conscience Rights applauds the House of Representatives for passing the Conscience...
July 8, 2016
Ballot Measures Finalized for November Election As widely anticipated, California voters will be...