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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.
The California Catholic Conference of Bishops has joined an amicus brief in a case aimed at ensuring that funding earmarked for non-public schools in the CARES Act be used by the states to help all students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. California and other states have sought to withhold most funding from non-public schools.
RECOSS releases a video to help COVID-19 ravaged communities; the USCCB reacts to new DACA restrictions; vacancies in the prison chaplain program; and demand equitable relief funds for Catholic Schools in this issue of Insights.
The California Conference of Catholic Bishops are calling for the safe and quick re-opening of schools following Governor Gavin Newsom’s order that all schools in counties on the COVID-19 watchlist begin the year using the distance learning model.
With deaths in California soon to exceed 7,500 people and cases doubling every 26.3 days, Governor Gavin Newsome has reinstituted restrictions on places of worship, restaurants, gyms, salons and other operations in most of the Golden State.
Saturday night, July 4, protesters in Sacramento’s Capitol Park tore down a longstanding statue of St. Junípero Serra, our nation’s first Hispanic saint, one of the founders of the modern state of California, and a tireless advocate for the rights of native Americans.
The California Catholic Conference of Bishops has issued the following statement in response to the removal of St. Junipero Serra statues in the state: