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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

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.


June 24, 2016
Gobierno Federal se niega a emitir un fallo sobre el mandato del aborto en California Despu...
June 17, 2016
Legisladores aprueban presupuesto, pasa ahora al Gobernador El proceso que se realiza cada a...
June 10, 2016
¡Felicitaciones! Se revoca la Subvención Familiar Máxima en el presupuesto...
June 7, 2016
(English) La Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de California, conformada por obispos de...
June 3, 2016
California legaliza el suicidio asistido la próxima semana El 9 de junio de 2016, en lo...


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

June 24, 2016
Bishop Jaime Soto, President of the California Catholic Conference of Bishops, issued the following...
June 23, 2016
The initiative to eliminate the use of California’s death penalty law has officially...
June 22, 2016
Sacramento, CA – After almost two years of little or no activity, the Office of Civil Rights...
June 16, 2016
Every year, the State Budget process is a long campaign that begins in January and is followed by...
June 14, 2016
“A sword has pierced the heart of our city,” said Bishop John Noonan of...