More than 100 Catholics from throughout the state traveled to the State Capitol in Sacramento on Tuesday for Catholic Advocacy Day.
All of the parishioners met for a morning opening prayer service led by Bishop Gerald Barnes, San Bernardino, and a legislative update from the California Catholic Conference staff. After lunch, participants met with lawmakers and their staff at the Capitol to champion the Catholic voice, discussing issues such as life, families, and education.
“The bills as a Catholic are really close to my heart because they provide protections for all different members of our community,” said Alicia from the Diocese of Orange. “Our community is super diverse so it’s important for me to be able to represent their voice and my voice.”
Click here to view a video from the event.
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