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Lawmakers pass a budget but funding questions remain; SB 380 moves forward but without some important votes; millions of Catholics needed to protect the Hyde Amendment; Kathleen Domingo takes over as Executive Director of the CCC and a new book on the Church's response to treating dementia with dignity in this week's Insights.
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As announced earlier this year, Kathleen Domino, previously Senior Director of Office of Life, Justice and Peace for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, took over as Executive Director of the California Catholic Conference this week.
The Hyde Amendment, which prevents billions of dollars from being used to fund abortions, is under threat by influential members of Congress, and the USCCB is seeking millions of Catholics to help.
Though lawmakers and the Governor were able to agree on a record-breaking $262.6 billion state budget before the July 1 fiscal year began, negotiations continue on the exact level of funding for several items. Those specifics are detailed in what are called “budget trailer bills.”
Physician-assisted suicide bill moves through committee; CCC testifies at death penalty hearing; the Supreme Court upholds religious freedom, and Santa Clara University releases informational video on the COVID-19 vaccines in this week's Insights.
It turns out that the distance between Covid vaccines in a vial and a person's arm can be longer than we thought. This collaboration between the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County is an effort to close that distance through a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
During this week's celebration of Religious Freedom Week, the USCCB released a statement applauding the Supreme Court's decision this week in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia in favor of Catholic Social Services and its decision to refrain from offering adoption services to same-sex couples.