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California lawmakers worked right up to and past the midnight deadline of the two-year legislative session, which officially ended at midnight on August 31. Those bills that made it through both houses now sit on the Governor’s desk until he either signs or vetoes each measure.
The Bishops oppose Prop. 20 to protect criminal justice reform; supporting dioceses and parishes ravaged by wildfires; coping with anxiety, and lawmakers grapple with looming eviction "cliff" in this week's Insights.
California is a leader in correctional justice reform and the Church has been a strong voice in that effort. Recent reforms have produced many policies aimed at preparing incarcerated people to return safely and productively to the community while simultaneously expanding services to help crime victims heal and recover.
The Bishops oppose Prop. 14 and embryonic stem cell funding; the importance of Catholic public participation; Faithful Citizenship bulletins available and the CCC launches a redesigned website in this week's Insights.
The California Catholic Conference of Bishops has voted to oppose Prop 14 on the November ballot. The measure would provide an additional $5.5 billion dollars for the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) which supports research on discarded human embryos from in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments among other projects.
California voters will be asked to vote on 12 statewide ballot measures in the 2020 General Election on November 3, 2020. As faithful citizens we are called to make informed voting decisions based on a clear understanding of our faith and a deep appreciation of life, the common good, solidarity, care for the poor and the other principles of faith and morals that are to guide our life.
A bill to protect parish volunteers information advances; social encyclicals and the upcoming election, Catholics getting creative in practicing the faith during the pandemic, and participation in the 2020 Census in this week’s Insights.
California Bishops join amicus brief to ensure funding for Catholic schools; the USCCB presses Congress for emergency aid for Catholic schools and AB Lori on the Church's teaching and 'Black Lives Matter' in this week's Public Policy Insights.