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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.

Mental Health

and Healing

A Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of California on Caring for those who Suffer from Mental Illness Addressed to All Catholics and People of Goodwill 

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Because We
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Catholics live out the Gospel message by serving others in a variety of ways - from direct service to advocacy.  Unique ministries in California bring hope to thousands.

Being Well While Dying

Preparing for the End of Life
Catholic Teachings and Resources

According to leading experts in the newly formed medical specialty of palliative care, there is definitely an art to dying, a way to die well. This art, when practiced while alive and well, enables a patient to seamlessly, effortlessly, and spiritually make the transition to the next part of his or her journey.

Learn about Catholic teaching on end of life or trace the policy debate on physician-assisted suicide.


February 7, 2020
Conferencia Episcopal de los EE.UU. (USCCB, por sus siglas en inglés) manifiesta su oposici...
January 31, 2020
Obispos de CA se reúnen con el Papa Francisco para Visita ‘Ad Limina’....
January 24, 2020
Encuentro de la Pastoral Social Católica y Marcha por la Vida en D.C. Se reunen en...
January 11, 2020
Fortalezca el derecho de los padres de familia de supervisar la educación de sus hijos en...
December 6, 2019
Mons. Rojas nombrado obispo coadjutor para San Bernardino El Papa Francisco ha nombrado a Mons....

Our Common Home

Bishops Issue Call to
Protect 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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