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January 29, 2020 News, News

Gráinne McEvoy is an independent scholar based in South Bend, Indiana, and is currently writing a book on American Catholic social thought and immigration policy in the 20th century.

January 24, 2020 News, Public Policy Insights

Catholic Social Ministry Gathering and March for Life in D.C.

Catholics from around the nation are gathering in Washington, D.C. over the few days to take part in the March for Life 2020 and advocate for Catholic values as part of the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG) 2020.

This year’s theme for the March for Life is “Life Empowers.” The three-day event began on Thursday and includes an expo, conferences, concert, youth rally, and a dinner in addition to the march starting at the National Mall and continuing up Constitution Ave.

January 17, 2020 News, Public Policy Insights

Governor Releases Initial Budget

Late last week, Governor Gavin Newsom released his budget proposal for the 2020 – 2021 fiscal year.

It reaches into virtually every advocacy area tracked by the California Catholic Conference (CCC) including new financial commitments for housing and homelessness, early childhood education, public safety, and immigration services.

The budget proposal:

January 16, 2020 News, News

The following is the CCC's analysis of Governor Newsom's proposed 2020 - 2021 budget. 

 

Human Services

The CCC is always looking to support measures that increase the quality of life for all individuals, from conception through death.

January 10, 2020 News, Public Policy Insights

Strengthen Parents’ Rights to Supervise Children’s Sexual Health Education

This legislative session, Catholics have an opportunity to strengthen the parental rights and engagement of the sexual health education of children.

The Transparency and Accountability of Youth Instructional Materials Act, (Morell – R,  Rancho Cucamonga) would enable greater parental rights, responsibilities, and supervision of the sexual health and HIV education in all grades by requiring districts to place such content and material online for easy review. 

January 9, 2020 News, News

This legislative session, Catholics have an opportunity to strengthen the parental rights and engagement of the sexual health education of children.

The Transparency and Accountability of Youth Instructional Materials Act, (Morell – R,  Rancho Cucamonga) would enable greater parental rights, responsibilities, and supervision of the sexual health and HIV education in all grades by requiring districts to place such content and material online for easy review. 

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.

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