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January 24, 2017 News, News

Edward “Ned” Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, issued this statement today following California Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State speech this morning:

January 11, 2017 News, News

At the start of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, the Interfaith Council of Sacramento hosted a multi-denominational prayer service.  The following are the remarks of Sacramento Auxiliary Bishop Myron Cotta at the service:

Good morning. A Blessed & Happy New Year to all!

January 10, 2017 Economic Justice, News, News, Education

The following statement was released by Mr. Edward ‘Ned’ Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, in response to California Governor Jerry Brown’s 2017 Budget Proposal:

January 10, 2017 Economic Justice, News, News, Education

The following statement was released by Mr. Edward ‘Ned’ Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, in response to California Governor Jerry Brown’s 2017 Budget Proposal:

December 13, 2016 News, News

The Vatican’s department for Integral Human Development (IHD), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Campaign for Human Development and PICO National Network, the largest network of faith-based organizing groups in the nation, today announced a major convening of faith and social justice movement leaders. The U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements (WMPM), to be held February 16-19, 2017 in Modesto, California, will bring together hundreds of people from various cultures and communities from across the world.  

November 28, 2016 News, News

Vatican announces Rev. Timothy Freyer will be elevated to new role, supporting Bishop Kevin Vann

The Vatican today announced that Rev. Timothy Freyer has been appointed by the Holy See as Auxiliary Bishop for the growing Diocese of Orange. His episcopal ordination will be announced shortly. (January 17, 2017)

November 11, 2016 News, Public Policy Insights

CCC Expresses Surprise and Disappointment in Loss of Prop 62

The following statement was released by Edward “Ned” Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference of Bishops:

“Yesterday’s elections were the culmination of a long and contentious election season marked by cynicism and alienation.  Nevertheless, California’s voters fulfilled their civic duty and placed their votes.   The democratic process, once again, demonstrates that the will of the people is sovereign.

November 9, 2016 Death Penalty, News, News

The following statement was released by Edward “Ned” Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference of Bishops:

“Yesterday’s elections were the culmination of a long and contentious election season marked by cynicism and alienation.  Nevertheless, California’s voters fulfilled their civic duty and placed their votes.   The democratic process, once again, demonstrates that the will of the people is sovereign.

November 9, 2016 News

The Most Rev. Jaime Soto, Roman Catholic Bishop of Sacramento, issued this statement today following the election yesterday of the Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States:

This was a very contentious election, mired more in anxious frustration than hope.

November 4, 2016 News, Public Policy Insights

California Bishops Urge Respect and Calm During Election Season

Bishop Jaime Soto, President of the California Catholic Conference, issued the following statement on behalf of his fellow Bishops in California:

Animosity and hyperbole has characterized the current election season.  This should give all people pause.  The natural and healthy exchange of ideas, critical to our democratic system has devolved into anger, intolerance and increasing alienation.

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