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California Bishops File Federal Complaint Against State

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Department of Managed Health Care Accused of Serious Civil Rights Violations

The California Catholic Conference has filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) citing federal civil rights violations by the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) resulting in Catholic institutions and others being forced to purchase health insurance covering all forms of voluntary direct abortion, including late-term and gender selection.

The complaint was filed because of an administrative directive issued on August 22, 2014 by DMHC to the heads of eight different health insurance plans (Aetna, Anthem/Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, GEM Care, Health Net, Kaiser Permanente and United Health Care) ordering them to amend their current health plans and remove any coverage or exclusions regarding voluntary abortions on the basis that abortion for any reason was ‘basic health care” and could not be excluded.

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Oakland: Walking to End Violence

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bishop-barberIn an effort to reduce murderous violence on the streets of poor communities, Oakland Bishop Michael Barber recently joined two community walks down often-unsafe urban streets.

Barber joined more than 50 people on September 5 in the interdenominational Ceasefire Night Walk through the heart of Richmond, an area with an on-going history of bloody violence.

The walk began at St. Mark Church, where Rev. Ramiro Flores, pastor, has been a leader in the anti-violence effort.

To their victims Barber said “We enfold you in our hearts and pray that God will give you, the victims of violence, eternal life and resurrection”

Father Flores added “To the victims of violence, we want to say that the fact that we come out to the streets is a sign that what is happening hurts us, that the pain of their children has not been in vain. Here is a community that suffers; we don't want more people suffering in Richmond.”

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Partisanship, Integrity and the Common Good

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McElroyRemarks delivered by Bishop Robert McElroy, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, on April 28, 2014 at Georgetown University:

Catholic teaching views the vocation of politics as a vital element in building up the Kingdom of God on earth.  Just as democracy is not merely a set of empty procedures, but instead the promotion of the dignity of the human person, respect for human rights, and commitment to the common good, so too the vocation of the political leader is a deeply moral one.  It is rooted in the commitment to share fully in the destiny of the people while seeking solutions to society’s deepest problems.   It seeks to put power into practice as service.  As Pope Francis noted last September “politics, according to the social doctrine of the church, is one of the highest forms of charity, because it serves the common good in humility and love.”

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Pope Francis appoints Msgr. Myron Cotta of Diocese of Fresno as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento

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cottaPope Francis has appointed Msgr. Myron Cotta, a priest of the Diocese of Fresno, to be Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento. The appointment was made public Jan. 24 by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States. Bishop-designate Cotta's episcopal ordination will take place Tuesday, March 25, in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in downtown Sacramento, on the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord.

"I am grateful to His Holiness for giving me a faithful disciple of the Lord Jesus as an able co-worker in this favored part of his vineyard," said Bishop Jaime Soto. "Bishop-designate Cotta is a son of the Central Valley. He knows our people, he knows our land and mountains, but, most of all, he knows the Lord Jesus and is eager to share the Lord's wisdom and charity with others."