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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.

COVID-19: Diocesan & State Info

As news, updates, and reactions on COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, continues to dominate media, there are several updates on the Catholic front to note.

The rapidly changing nature of the pandemic has created a lot of fear and has made it challenging to find reliable information, but it is also dangerous to ignore the situation.

All California dioceses have implemented steps to prevent spread of the virus although measures differ by diocese.  

Diocesan & State Policy Updates

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

Coronavirus Resources

Latest News

April 6, 2020
Today, Governor Gavin Newsom held his daily briefing at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, which...
April 4, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom opened his daily briefing by giving an update on testing.  California...
April 3, 2020
At noon today, Governor Gavin Newsom held his daily briefing event on the state’s...
April 3, 2020
Pope at Urbi et orbi               Pope Francis gives...
April 2, 2020
Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced new assistance available for small businesses and workers...


April 3, 2020
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March 20, 2020
Se suspende la celebración de las Misas a lo largo de California Diócesis ofrecen...
March 13, 2020
Esclareciendo información más reciente sobre el  Coronavirus Mientras que en...
March 6, 2020
Los defensores del suicidio asistido por médicos luchan por una expansión Como suele...
February 28, 2020
Senado de los EE.UU. rechaza proyectos pro-vida A principios de semana, el Senado de los EE.UU....