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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.

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Because We Are Catholic

Year of Mercy

During the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy called by Pope Francis follow how Catholics around the Golden State are modeling mercy.  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.

Being Well While Dying

Preparing for the End of Life
Catholic Teachings and Resources

According to leading experts in the newly formed medical specialty of palliative care, there is definitely an art to dying, a way to die well. This art, when practiced while alive and well, enables a patient to seamlessly, effortlessly, and spiritually make the transition to the next part of his or her journey.

Learn about Catholic teaching on end of life or trace the policy debate on physician-assisted suicide.

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May 27, 2016
Líderes religiosos piden al Estado preste ayuda a las mujeres La revocación de la...
May 20, 2016
Audiencias sobre la pena de muerte analizan iniciativas antagónicas Se realizaron dos...
May 13, 2016
Jornada de la Propugnación Católica crea relaciones, rendición de cuentas...
May 6, 2016
Se espera Informe Actualizado de Mayo la próxima semana El Informe Actualizado de Mayo es...
April 29, 2016
Semanas ocupadas en el Capitolio Durante las últimas semanas, los comités de la...

Education

Our Catholic Schools in California
A Stellar Past, A Robust Future

The California Catholic Conference of Bishops has issued a comprehensive document entirely focused on Catholic schools.  Entitled “Our Catholic Schools in California: A Stellar Past, A Robust Future”, the document recognizes the tremendous benefit that Catholic schools have had and will continue to have on society as a whole.  

Read the statement and more on our Education page.

Latest News

May 27, 2016
Faith Leaders Ask State to Help Women The repeal of the CalWORKs Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule...
May 13, 2016
May 13, 2016 - Governor Jerry Brown released the “May Revise” to his budget today....
May 13, 2016
Catholic Advocacy Day Builds Relationships, Accountability “We left with a sense of support...
May 12, 2016
“We left with a sense of support and being heard,” said Armando Cervantes, a delegate...
May 10, 2016
The phone always seemed to ring in the middle of night. “Can you take just one more? It will...