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February 15, 2019 News, News

WASHINGTON—Today President Trump announced that he will issue an order stating his intention to make use of funds previously appropriated for other purposes to fund the construction of a border wall at the U.S./Mexico border that Congress has refused to fund.  Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, issued the following joint statement:

February 7, 2019 News, News

The upcoming observances of National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Sunday, Feb. 10) are an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family.

The California Catholic Conference supports and defends the institution of marriage as the basic foundation of society. We advocate for tax, workplace, welfare and divorce policies that enhance family unity. We support the fundamental rights of parents and advocate for children’s well-being.

January 31, 2019 News, News

Black History Month is being called to mind in several ways for Catholics this month.

Last year, by a nearly unanimous vote, the U.S. Catholic bishops issued Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love - A Pastoral Letter Against Racism. In the pastoral letter, the bishops examined the “persistent” history of racism in the U.S. (download here or see this summary).

January 11, 2019 News, Public Policy Insights

Join Fight for Life This Month

The new year is bringing several opportunities to join other Catholics and demonstrate the value of all human life during several events taking place this month.

January 10, 2019 News, News

The new year is bringing several opportunities to join other Catholics and demonstrate the value of all human life during several events taking place this month.

January 9, 2019 News, News

Gavin Newsom became the 40th governor of California this week as he took the oath of office on the west steps of the Capitol.

The 51-year-old father of four succeeds Governor Jerry Brown, a four-term governor and fixture of California politics since the 1970s.  Brown steered the Golden State out of the depths of the Great Recession and leaves California with a sizeable rainy day fund but otherwise discounts any talk of his “legacy.”

December 13, 2018 News, News

Last week, on the first official day of the new California legislative session, the California Catholic Conference (CCC) joined numerous faith leaders and lawmakers at a press event to introduce several ambitious recommendations aimed at curbing childhood poverty in the state.

December 13, 2018 News, News

A pastoral letter designed to raise awareness of the mental health crisis in this nation was the top story on the California Catholic Conference’s website this year.  In it, the Bishops emphasize the need to find ways to accompany those who struggle with mental health issues.

December 13, 2018 News, News

CCC Joins Effort to Eradicate Childhood Poverty

Last week, on the first official day of the new California legislative session, the California Catholic Conference (CCC) joined numerous faith leaders and lawmakers at a press event to introduce several ambitious recommendations aimed at curbing childhood poverty in the state.

November 16, 2018 News, News

Catholic disaster services working the 2018 Camp and Woolsey fires.  If you know of more, please email communications@cacatholic.org with contact information:

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