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April 19, 2018 News, News

The abuse of a minor is a horrific crime.  The failure of institutions, including the Church, to protect children has meant broken lives and broken promises. 

“We hear these children and their cries of pain,” said Pope Francis in 2016.  “It is a sin that shames us. We regret this deeply and we beg forgiveness.”

The Church in the United States has not only recognized its failure but it continues to go to great lengths to swiftly and openly address the harm caused by some of its members and see that it never happens again.

April 12, 2018 News, News

Search firm retained to conduct nationwide search

The Most Rev. Jaime Soto, president of the California Catholic Conference (CCC) and Bishop of Sacramento, announced today that Ned Dolejsi, the longtime executive director of the CCC will be retiring this summer.  A search firm has been retained to identify a new director.

April 12, 2018 News, News

In response to President Trump’s call last week for National Guard troops to police in four southern states that share borders with Mexico, U.S. Bishops throughout the country issued statements criticizing the plan and calling for thoughtful immigration reform.

April 12, 2018 News, News

Pope Francis released an apostolic exhortation this week calling all to holiness in a culture that does not value spirituality.

Published April 9, Gaudete et exsultate, or “Rejoice and be glad – The call to holiness in today’s world,” is Francis’ third apostolic exhortation.

April 5, 2018 News, News

Bells tolled around the country this past Wednesday, April 4, paying homage to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy of fighting racial inequality with non-violent resistance.

Catholic churches and cathedrals throughout the country joined in the commemoration, ringing cathedral and church bells 39 times to represent the number of years that Dr. King was alive. The bells rang out at 4:05pm, the exact time that Dr. King was assassinated 50 years ago while speaking to a crowd in Memphis, TN.

April 5, 2018 News, News

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles saw Pope Francis accept the resignation of Bishop Thomas John Curry as Auxiliary Bishop for reasons of age as well as the appointment of Monsignor Marc V. Trudeau as new Auxiliary Bishop in the diocese.

March 22, 2018 News, News, Protecting Our Children

According to childhelp.org, each day between four and seven children tragically lose their lives to child abuse in the U.S., and a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds. This includes instances of abuse, neglect, and child trafficking in every city across America.

March 22, 2018 News, News

Attorneys for a pro-life pregnancy center resource group reported that they are optimistic after presenting oral arguments in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in a case that could reverse a California law that promotes abortion in all pregnancy crisis centers in the state.

March 22, 2018 News, News

During the three days of the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, many of our readers stopped by the booth to talk about the Catholic Legislative Network.  Many more joined us online for a series of Facebook Live broadcasts on Saturday.

March 15, 2018 News, News

This year’s Catholic Advocacy Day at the California State Capitol will take place on Tuesday, April 24, and the list of bills that participants will discuss with lawmakers showcases the vital importance that this day exists.

Bills that will be discussed with lawmakers that day include:

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