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Where can I find the Church’s teaching on Faithful Citizenship, Faith and Public Life?

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The California Catholic Conference is the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in California. The Conference advocates with policy makers and the public to advance the Catholic vision of human life and dignity, the good society, and concern for those who are poor and vulnerable. The Conference also educates Catholics and the general public and empowers Catholics to put their faith into action consistent with Catholic teaching. To fulfill this responsibility the California Catholic Conference has an extensive website – to deal this all aspects of public and civic life.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States. The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place. This purpose is drawn from the universal law of the Church and applies to the episcopal conferences which are established all over the world for the same purpose. Again, the USCCB website - – has extensive resources for dealing with public and civic issues.

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