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The California Catholic Conference (CCC)

is the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in California.  We advocate 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.  We educate Catholics and the general public.  We empower Catholics to put their faith into action consistent with Catholic teaching.


Because We Are Catholic


Explore how Catholics around the Golden State are modeling mercy, encoutering those on the margins and living out the Gospel.  Learn ways you can get involved as you live out the works of mercy. 

Helpful Resources

Faithful Citizenship

How do we fulfill our moral and ethical obligation as faithful citizens?  Materials approved for use in parishes from the California Catholic Conference and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

Learn the Issues

Join the Network

Together, our voices will be heard. Join with thousands of our members who are standing up for life and dignity.  It's simple and effective.  Be a voice for life & dignity in California, the nation and the world.

Catholic Social Teaching

Concerned with the well being of all people and their common good, the Church’s social teachings lay out what is necessary to live a dignified human life in today's world and our joint responsibility to each other to make that happen.  The social teachings provide principles for reflection, criteria for judgment and guidelines for action. 

Examine the common themes or read the social encyclicals of last 120 years.


January 20, 2017
Financiación estatal y local de Planned Parenthood Segunda parte en serie de tres partes:...
January 13, 2017
Fondos federales obtenidos por Planned Parenthood ¿De dónde provienen los fondos de...
January 6, 2017
Legislatura de California reanuda sesión Los legisladores de California regresaron al...
December 16, 2016
MODESTO, CA. - El departamento del Vaticano para el Desarrollo Humano Integral (DHI), la...
December 2, 2016
Aniversario de la tragedia de la matanza en San Bernardino   Al iniciar la...

Writings of Pope Francis

A selection of recent letters and encyclicals from His Holiness examine the challenges facing today's families, our role in promoting human development while caring for our common home and what it means to evangelize in today's world.

Laudato Si (Praise Be) - Environment

Amoris Laetitia - On Love in the Family

Evangelii Gaudium - Proclaiming the Gospel

Latest News

January 20, 2017
State and Local Funding of Planned Parenthood Part two in a three part series:  Why did...
January 18, 2017
The inviolability of the person which is a reflection of the absolute inviolability of God, f...
January 13, 2017
Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood How is Planned Parenthood funded? What special legal...
January 11, 2017
At the start of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, the Interfaith Council of Sacramento hosted a...
January 11, 2017
The victims of this [throwaway] culture are precisely the weakest and most fragile human beings...