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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:

November 15, 2018 News, News

The Bishops of the United States gathered at their Annual Meeting in Baltimore this week focused on one topic – how to hold themselves and brother Bishops accountable for the protection of minors from sexual abuse. 

But in a surprise announcement during the opening remarks, that goal was delayed by a request from the Vatican to hold off until a February synod in Rome in which Bishops from the entire world will gather to struggle with the issue together.

Despite the detour, the need to act was still very much on their minds:

November 15, 2018 News, News

While the deadliest wildfires California has ever experienced continue to burn, Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez and CCC President and Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto are asking for prayer and support for all those affected.

November 15, 2018 News, News

Consistency in the abhorrence of violence is the hallmark of the Church's teaching on the death penalty.

U.S. Bishops have pointed to the fact that state-sanctioned killing diminishes us all, the application of capital punishment is flawed and inconsistent, and that the state has other ways of punishing criminals.

In his address to the International Association of Penal Law, Pope Francis stated the heaviness behind the need to end capital punishment.

November 15, 2018 News, News

During its National General Assembly this week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (UCSSB) voted to approve a Pastoral Letter addressing the evil of racism and advance the sainthood cause of Sister Thea Bowman, a trailblazing African-American sister in the U.S. 

“Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, A Pastoral Letter Against Racism," was approved by the full body of bishops with a two-thirds majority vote of 241 to 3 with 1 abstention.

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