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Because We Are Catholic

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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. 

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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.

Writings of Pope Francis

A selection of the writings from His Holiness examine the challenges facing 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

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February 10, 2017
Mes de la Historia Afroamericana: Camino a la Santidad Debido a que febrero es el Mes de la...
February 3, 2017
Obispos católicos denuncian las órdenes Ejecutivas Migratorias   Esta semana...
February 1, 2017
A pesar de los problemas, riesgos y dificultades que enfrentan, muchos migrantes y refugiados...
January 27, 2017
Planned Parenthood y el trato preferencial que recibe por las leyes de California Esta serie...
January 20, 2017
Financiación estatal y local de Planned Parenthood Segunda parte en serie de tres partes:...

Funding the Abortion Industry

Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry receive millions of tax dollars but the funding carefully obscured.  But funding is only the start of the special treatment received by the industry. This three part series examines Federal and State funding of abortion and also takes a look at the special treatment the industry  given it under state law.  With a new majority in Washington, not only must funding be addressed but also the protection of individuals and institutions that object to abortion must be solidified.

Latest News

February 20, 2017
MODESTO,  Calif., Feb. 18, 2017 – The Most Rev. Robert W. McElroy, head of the Roman...
February 16, 2017
The following letter was read by Cardinal Peter Turkson on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the World...
February 10, 2017
Black History Month: Path to Sainthood With February being Black History Month, the U.S....
February 3, 2017
Catholic Bishops Denounce President’s Immigration Executive Orders Several U.S. Catholic...
February 1, 2017
Despite the problems, risks and difficulties to be faced, great numbers of migrants and refugees...