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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.


“Virtual” Stations of the Cross draws attention to the sin of racism

California Bishops have held a statewide reenactment of the Stations of the Cross to draw attention to the sin of racism and ask God’s help in eliminating it.  The “virtual” Stations are also intended to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the tragic killings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, and the Juneteenth holiday, celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. Recording locations included Oakland’s Fruitvale BART Station, California’s first African-American Catholic Church and a former KKK headquarters in San Diego. 

Our Common Home

Cherishing the many natural blessings of the Golden State while expressing growing concern with escalating threats to our world, the Catholic Bishops of California have issued a pastoral statement calling on all people to “contribute to the ecological well-being of our state.”

In God Calls Us All to Care for Our Common Home, the Bishops challenge the people of California to appreciate the beauty of the state and to apply – both individually and collectively – the teachings of Laudato Si’  in safeguarding our natural gifts.

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Catholic Social Teaching

Concerned with the well being of all people and their common good, the Church’s social teachings lay out what is necessary to live a dignified human life in today's world and our joint responsibility to each other to make that happen.  The social teachings provide principles for reflection, criteria for judgment and guidelines for action. 

Examine the common themes or read the social encyclicals of last 120 years.

Writings of Pope Francis

A selection of the writings from His Holiness examine the challenges facing families, our role in promoting human development while caring for our common home and what it means to evangelize in today's world.

Laudato Si (Praise Be) - Environment

Amoris Laetitia - On Love in the Family

Evangelii Gaudium - Proclaiming the Gospel

Reopening of Churches

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