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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

Online Masses & Spiritual Resources 

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

Information regarding resumption of public Masses is being released by arch/dioceses as conditions warrant.  Current announcements include: 

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Diocese of Orange

Diocese of San Bernardino

Diocese of Stockton

Latest News

May 27, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Budget Revision revealed $19 billion less in expenditures than...
May 26, 2020
The Roman Catholic Bishops of California commend the people and leadership of California for...
May 26, 2020
Today, Tuesday, May 26th, Governor Newsom began his briefing noting the Memorial Day...
May 22, 2020
WASHINGTON - Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of...
May 22, 2020
Today, Friday, May 22nd, Governor Newsom provided a COVID-19 update from the Napa...


May 15, 2020
Corte Suprema de EE.UU. considera exención ministerial Esta semana la Corte Suprema de EE....
May 8, 2020
Semana de Laudato Si’ celebra quinto aniversario de encíclica medioambiental En honor...
May 1, 2020
Los católicos tienden la mano a sus vecinos en medio del COVID-19 En su homilía de...
April 24, 2020
Obispos de CA solicitan asistencia para indocumentados Los Obispos Católicos de California...
April 17, 2020
Novedades sobre disminución de restricciones relacionadas al COVID-19 y asistencia La CCC...