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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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Laudato si’ Sparks Clean Energy in California’s Monterey Diocese

One-third of the parishes, offices and facilities of the Diocese of Monterey have gone solar, and the counties of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz now draw on 100 percent carbon and nuclear-free energy largely thanks to efforts of local Catholics.

The diocesan office and the late Bishop Richard Garcia led the way in union with the faithful in the effort. Now the office runs on 100 percent solar energy, while 18 of the 46 parishes and two of the 12 schools have made the move. More are in process.

Adding in the number of facilities that are preparing for the transition, about half of the diocese’s facilities will soon draw power from a renewable source.

The diocesan Office of Social Concerns, collaborating with local solar companies and consultants, devised a way that parishes could go solar with little overhead risk.

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April 12, 2019
Importantes novedades legislativas Los comités de políticas han estado muy activos...
April 5, 2019
¡Cristo Vive! Dice el Papa a los jóvenes del mundo en su nueva exhortación...
March 29, 2019
Semana Nacional de Derechos de las Víctimas del Crimen Las diócesis católicas...
March 22, 2019
Laudato si’ suscita energía no contaminante en la Diócesis de Monterey...
March 15, 2019
Obispos Católicos de California reciben con beneplácito la moratoria de la pena de...

A Bridge to Redemption: Pilot Program Aims to Help Parolees Re-enter Society

After 30 years behind bars, Doris Frey stood at the threshold of freedom and hesitated. Life on the outside was now a life unknown.

“They opened the gate and I just stood there…What’s waiting for me out there?” recalls Frey.

That’s a question the Diocese of San Bernardino is helping her answer with the new Bridges Mentoring Program. It’s aim; support Catholic parolees as they rebuild their lives. Bridges will assist them in finding work, a parish and even contribute money for rent, food and clothing. Frey is the first, the test case, on which Bridges will be based. Though she briefly waivered during her release, something clicked...literally.

“As soon as I heard the gate click, I ran!” she laughs. “I heard all the girls go ‘Doris, Doris!’ They were on the fence chanting my name.”

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April 12, 2019
Important Legislative Updates Policy committees have been very active the past few weeks and...
April 12, 2019
Policy committees have been very active the past few weeks and important bills are receiving their...
April 9, 2019
Written by Bishop Robert Barron, orginally posted on Word on Fire.  We stand at a pivotal...
April 5, 2019
Christ is Alive! Pope Tells World Youth in New Exhortation Pope Francis released an apostolic...
April 4, 2019
A California Senate Committee has voted to remove the right to privacy between a penitent and...