News & Information
The end of the legislative signing period brings wins, major disappointments; October is Respect Life Month; USCCB Denounces Exclusion of Catholic schools in the HEROES Act; election resources and wildfire relief support in this week's Insights.
Like many things in this era of COVID-19, Governor Newsom’s Sept. 30 deadline to sign or veto legislation placed a cap on a largely disjointed and confused second year of the two-year legislative session.
The CA Bishops applaud the expansion of CalEITC; the USCCB decries scheduled federal executions; the Vatican clarifies end-of-life care, and info to know before you vote in this week's Insights.
California has finally remedied a grave injustice when the legislature passed and the governor signed AB 1876, which expands the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for immigrant families who pay income taxes but file their return with an Individual Taxpayer Id Number (ITIN) instead of a social security number.
I won’t be silent anymore. Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone - The Washington Post, September 16, 2020 - I never expected that the most basic religious freedom, the right to worship — protected so robustly in our Constitution’s First Amendment — would be unjustly repressed by an American government.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month; the court rules to rescind TPS for legal immigrants; SF Catholics plan processions to 'free the mass,' and the Conference publishes guidelines for political activity and political materials in this week's Insights.
This week, in Ramos v. Wolf, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rescinded an existing preliminary injunction or pause of the Trump Administration’s attempt to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 200,000 individuals living legally in the United States.
The Orange County Register: "For one thing, times have changed and the original rationale — California doing what the feds wouldn’t — is no longer applicable. For another, private enterprise has taken a bigger interest and stepped up research in this field. For another, Prop. 14 doesn’t resolve a longstanding lack of oversight and accountability. And finally, imposing new costs on residents is hardly merited when most are struggling."