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Hope and Healing: Pastoral Letter

COVID Vaccinations

California Bishops, Catholic health care ministries and Catholic Charities work together to promote Pfizer and Moderna vaccines as morally acceptable and medically safe and effective. 

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LATEST NEWS

 

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Session and Recall Election; National Migration Week
A big week for politics in the Golden State; National Migration Week and World Day of Migrants and Refugees; Archbishops defend St. Serra and his legacy; Hispanic Heritage Month, and Catholic pediatricians on the fears of vaccinating children in this week's Insights.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month began on Wednesday and will run through Friday, Oct. 15, to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. 
St. Serra Statue
Archbishops Defend St. Serra Against 'Outrageous' Claims
n an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal last week, Archbishops Cordileone and Gomez came to the defense of St. Junipero Serra, founder of California's mission system, against lawmakers' attempts to permanently remove his statue of the State Capitol and disparage his name in the process.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Sesión y elección de destitución; Semana Nacional de Migración
Una semana importante para la política en el Estado Dorado; la Semana Nacional de la Migración y el Día Mundial del Migrante y el Refugiado; los arzobispos defienden a San Junípero Serra y su legado; el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, y los pediatras católicos sobre los temores de la vacunación de los niños en la edición de Perspectivas/Insights de esta semana.

LATEST NEWS

 

latest news icon
Session and Recall Election; National Migration Week
A big week for politics in the Golden State; National Migration Week and World Day of Migrants and Refugees; Archbishops defend St. Serra and his legacy; Hispanic Heritage Month, and Catholic pediatricians on the fears of vaccinating children in this week's Insights.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month began on Wednesday and will run through Friday, Oct. 15, to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. 
St. Serra Statue
Archbishops Defend St. Serra Against 'Outrageous' Claims
n an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal last week, Archbishops Cordileone and Gomez came to the defense of St. Junipero Serra, founder of California's mission system, against lawmakers' attempts to permanently remove his statue of the State Capitol and disparage his name in the process.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Sesión y elección de destitución; Semana Nacional de Migración
Una semana importante para la política en el Estado Dorado; la Semana Nacional de la Migración y el Día Mundial del Migrante y el Refugiado; los arzobispos defienden a San Junípero Serra y su legado; el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, y los pediatras católicos sobre los temores de la vacunación de los niños en la edición de Perspectivas/Insights de esta semana.
St. Junipero Serra & California Missions

From 1769 to 1784, Franciscan missionary Father Junípero Serra traveled up and down California, founding the first nine of California’s 21 missions. Nearly 250 years after Fr. Junípero Serra planted the seeds of Christianity in Alta California, 19 of California’s 21 missions still serve as active Catholic communities and places of worship to serve the religious needs of thousands of Californians.

  • Compendium

    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.

  • 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.

  • world in hands

    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.”