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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.

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 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 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.

September 27, 2019 News, Public Policy Insights

Governor Newsome Could Sign or Veto These Bills at Any Time - Act Now on These Alerts

Governor Newsom is now one week into his signing period.  He has until midnight on October 12 to act on several important bills that could have far-reaching effects on Californians. 

September 20, 2019 News, Public Policy Insights

California Catholic Conference Urges Veto of Bill Requiring Abortion Medication at Student Health Centers

The end of session saw the passage of SB 24 (Levya, D-Chino), the bill that would require all UC and CSU campus health care clinics to make abortion medication available to students by state-paid campus staff. The Governor still has to sign the bill before it becomes law.

September 13, 2019 Public Policy Insights, Publications

More Help for College Students Who Choose Life

Governor Newsom has signed into law a bill aimed at providing help to single parents in college as they balance classwork and parenting.  One of our Catholic Advocacy Day bill, the Conference has been working diligently on the passage of AB 809 for the entire session.

September 6, 2019 Public Policy Insights, Publications

California Legislators Debate the Fate of Hundreds of Measures

The California Legislative Session will officially end at midnight on September 13 and bills are moving at a frantic pace in the Capitol Building as lawmakers hurry to get their bills passed before the deadline.

Numerous bills that the CCC has been tracking have made major moves. Some have fast-tracked their way to the floors of the chambers while others have now become two-year bills.

August 23, 2019 Public Policy Insights

Chain Migration: Political Representation and Human Reality

In recent years, chain migration has become a contentious concept in debates over immigration to the U.S. Those who support a particular vision for changes to pathways to legal immigration present chain-migration as a form of immigration to the United States that is constantly proliferating, uncontrolled by current laws and, by its size and nature, a threat to the nation’s security, economic stability, and character.

August 16, 2019 Public Policy Insights, Publications

Archbishop Gomez: “The humanity of others is never negotiable”

Violence, Racism Raise Fears but Bishops Call for Determination in Addressing the Issues

Horrific mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton merged with the national debate on racism last week, leaving many people exasperated but also forging renewed determination to combat the evils of violence and racism in our society.