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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.


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on Assisted Suicide

Doctor-prescribed suicide endangers the disabled, seniors and other vulnerable groups. Tell lawmakers to vote 'NO' on SB 128.


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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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Marriage & Family

Marriage has never been as challenged as it is today. Fewer people are “tying the knot,” family structures are changing and children are growing up without fathers in the home or slipping into poverty. Yet the Catholic Church has good news about marriage and many ways to help couples as they share a life together as husband and wife.

Marriage Trends Series


March 27, 2015
Poco después de que mi esposa había dado a luz a nuestro primer hijo, lo sostuve en...
March 6, 2015
Avance legislativo para el 2015 Un aluvión de proyectos de ley ha llegado a la Legislatura...
March 2, 2015
La Iglesia católica ha sido una defensora incansable de la institución del matrimonio...
November 29, 2014
Los Obispos de California rinden homenaje a los que viven una vida consagrada durante el 2015, el...
November 21, 2014
El Mons. Jaime Soto, Obispo de Sacramento y presidente de la Conferencia Católica de...
July 10, 2014
En días recientes, la gente de nuestro estado ha sido testigo de la llegada de cientos de...
June 20, 2014
Increíblemente, el nuevo y recientemente publicado presupuesto de California, incluye un 40...
March 6, 2014
Comité sobre Migración de USCCB viajará a frontera EE.UU. México...

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: Doctor-Prescribed Suicide.

Latest News

March 26, 2015
On March 25, in a packed hearing room at the state Capitol, the Senate Health Committee voted 6 to...
March 25, 2015
Ned Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, released the following...
March 24, 2015
A case that could impact Catholic and other religious institutions and non-profit organizations in...
March 19, 2015
Masked in political rhetoric, the image of the “welfare mom” pulses with stereotype....
March 18, 2015
“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence...
March 18, 2015
In 1992, the community of South Central Los Angeles was the center of riots and civil unrest. Amid...
March 10, 2015
Paralyzed from the neck down, confined to a wheelchair, Ed Roberts could move only two fingers. A...
March 10, 2015
A phrase increasingly used to describe the financial difficulties of lower- and middle-income...