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The CA Bishops announce a program aimed at combating racism; Bishops opposing Props 14 and 20; how to CA support wildfire victims; legislation to take action on now and a final push to ensure all are counted for the Census in this week's Insights.
Statewide, Year-Long Effort Begins with Listening Session with African America Catholic Community to Examine the Impact of Racism.
California legislative session comes to a close; webinar series celebrating 'Season of Creation'; Catholic Labor Network hosting online Mass and COVID-19 hotspots in close-quarter facilities in this week's Insights.
September 9 is the Feast of St. Peter Claver, patron saint of those is slavery, African Americans, Colombia and Interracial Justice. In the wake of today's racial unrest, the U.S. Bishops have called for a national day of prayer and fasting on his feast day.
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.