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March 2, 2017 News, News

Thank you to all who participated in our inaugural online discussion last weekend.  Held in conjunction with the Archdiocese of LA’s RE Congress, the conversation about faith in the public square resulted in a brief, but interesting glimpse into the views of some members of the Catholic Legislative Network.

Contrary to the heated conversation that characterizes much of what passes for public discourse nowadays, CLN members took a much more respectful approach.  

February 24, 2017 News, Public Policy Insights

Vatican Meeting Energizes US Grassroots Workers

Nearly 700 delegates from around the United States spent four days in California’s Central Valley last weekend exploring the conditions faced by the poor and vulnerable in this nation.  The U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements was initiated by Pope Francis to enliven and encourage grassroots organizations to become “protagonists of change.”

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect for the Dicastery of Integral Human Development, recently formed by the Pope, welcomed the participants with a letter from Pope Francis.

 
February 22, 2017 News, News

Nearly 700 delegates from around the United States spent four days in California’s Central Valley last weekend exploring the conditions faced by the poor and vulnerable in this nation.  The U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements was initiated by Pope Francis to enliven and encourage grassroots organizations to become “protagonists of change.”

February 22, 2017 News, News

Every year, as many as 40,000 Catholics attend the Religious Education Conference in Anaheim sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

If you’re lucky enough to be there, please stop by the Catholic Legislative Network booth (#351) and say hello.  The staff would be very pleased to meet you.

If you can’t be there, you can still join our on-line conversation about Faith in the Public Square that we will conduct throughout the three days of the Congress.

February 20, 2017 News, News

MODESTO,  Calif., Feb. 18, 2017 – The Most Rev. Robert W. McElroy, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, today delivered the following comments at the U.S.

February 16, 2017 News, News

The following letter was read by Cardinal Peter Turkson on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the World Meeting of Popular Movements in Modesto, California:

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

First of all, I would like to congratulate you for your effort in replicating on a national level the work being developed in the World Meetings of Popular Movements. By way of this letter, I want to encourage and strengthen each one of you, your organizations, and all who strive with you for “Land, Work and Housing,” the three T’s in Spanish: Tierra, Trabajo y Techo.

I congratulate you for all that you are doing.

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:

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