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December 6, 2019 News, Public Policy Insights

Bishop Rojas Named San Bernardino Coadjutor

Pope Francis has named Bishop Alberto Rojas as Coadjutor Bishop of San Bernardino.

Bishop Rojas, 54, will work alongside Bishop Gerald Barnes until his retirement on his 75th birthday, as required by Church law. Bishop Barnes has overseen the diocese for 24 years.

Bishop Rojas, who was born and raised in Aguascalientes, Mexico, has served as an auxiliary bishop of Chicago since 2011.

December 4, 2019 News

On January 6 lawmakers will get back to work on the second year of their two-year legislative session.  They have spent December on organizational issues and January will be devoted to introducing new legislation but before they get to the new bills several two-year bills that will be back on the table.

Two-year bills come in two versions.  Bills that were introduced last year and did not pass their house of origin will have to be taken up by the end of January. Those that did pass their house of origin can be revived at any time during the legislative session.

November 15, 2019 News, Public Policy Insights

Feds to Execute Four Death Row Inmates in Next Two Months

The U.S. government is scheduled to execute four death row inmates within a six-week period starting December 9.

The number of death row inmates scheduled is in stark contrast to the mere three executions that have taken place by the federal government since the death penalty was restored in 1988. All executions will take place at the federal facility in Terre Haute, Indiana.

November 14, 2019 News

The U.S. government is scheduled to execute four death row inmates within a six-week period starting December 9.

The number of death row inmates scheduled is in stark contrast to the mere three executions that have taken place by the federal government since the death penalty was restored in 1988. All executions will take place at the federal facility in Terre Haute, Indiana.

November 14, 2019 News, News

Catholics were on the front lines this week, praying rosaries and gathering to support undocumented children of migrants as the U.S. Supreme Court heard held hearings to determine the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, and the legality of President Trump’s move to end it. 

November 1, 2019 News, Public Policy Insights

Prayers and Assistance for California Wildfires

California is once again fighting devastating wildfires in the northern and southern parts of the state, forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate and leaving millions more without power in an effort to prevent any additional fires.

October 31, 2019 News, News

California is once again fighting devastating wildfires in the northern and southern parts of the state, forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate and leaving millions more without power in an effort to prevent any additional fires.

Scripture is clear that we are to devote ourselves to assisting our brothers and sisters in times of peril. In the gospel according to Matthew, Jesus said, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me.” (Mt 25)

October 18, 2019 News, Public Policy Insights

Governor Seals Fate of Several Key Bills

The Governor’s deadline to sign any bills presented to him by the Legislature this year officially ended at midnight last Sunday.

While we are disappointed to report that the Governor signed some bills that will have detrimental consequences – such as SB 24 that will now allow for taxpayer-funded chemical abortions on public college campuses – the CCC is also celebrating some victories that will prove integral in the lives of many Californians.

October 17, 2019 News, News

The Governor’s deadline to sign any bills presented to him by the Legislature this year officially ended at midnight last Sunday.

While we are disappointed to report that the Governor signed some bills that will have detrimental consequences – such as SB 24 that will now allow for taxpayer-funded chemical abortions on public college campuses – the CCC is also celebrating some victories that will prove integral in the lives of many Californians.

October 16, 2019 News, News

His brother Bishops have elected Bishop Robert McElroy from the Diocese of San Diego as the new president of the California Catholic Conference.  He succeeds Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto, who completed two terms as president.

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