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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. 

Catholic Advocacy Day

Life & Dignity

On April 19, Catholics from across the state visited with lawmakers to discuss life and dignity issues.  Read about the measures they discussed and join them in our Virtual Advocacy Day

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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April 29, 2016
Semanas ocupadas en el Capitolio Durante las últimas semanas, los comités de la...
April 22, 2016
Católicos abogan por asuntos relacionados a la vida y la dignidad La mañana del...
April 15, 2016
La Justicia Restaurativa y la Seguridad Pública   A los 20 años de edad,...
April 14, 2016
Partidarios hacen llamado a los legisladores para que promuevan la vida y la dignidad Más...

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

April 29, 2016
Busy Weeks at the Capitol For the past few weeks, committees in the California Legislature were...
April 28, 2016
This past Monday, one of our Advocacy Day bills, SB 1002 (Monning) was heard in the Senate...
April 22, 2016
Catholics Advocating for Life and Dignity Issues Tuesday morning started very early for some...
April 21, 2016
Tuesday morning started very early for some dedicated advocates.  Traveling from all over the...
April 15, 2016
Restorative Justice and Public Safety     At 20 years old, Jerry Elster was a...