Free training is being offered to Parish Bereavement Ministry Directors and Ministers and those who accompany the bereaved.
All too often, it is only when facing serious and life-threatening illness that people discuss their wishes. But, it’s at this time that a dizzying array of health care choices materialize, concerns over health predominate every waking moment and worry about family and other concerns can become overwhelming.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation manages more than thirty prisons in the state with a combined inmate population of over 130,000.
(En Espanol) Catholic dioceses in California are offering special prayers and Masses in observation of
The California Catholic Conference today called on members of the Senate Public Safety Committee to pass SB 1391, a bill by Sen.
When Stockton Bishop Stephen E. Blaire went out of the ominous steel gates of Deuel Vocational Institute in Tracy late last Christmas eve, he was given a small but powerful painting of the cross being raised by three prisoners.
At 20 years old, Jerry Elster was a gang member in Los Angeles. Defiant and angry at a system that he viewed as against him from birth, his attachment to his community was non-existent.
Is the criminal justice system about protecting the innocent or punishing the guilty?
Catholic dioceses in California are offering special prayers and Masses in observation of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, an annual event established in 1981 to draw attention to the people and families whose lives have been affec
In 2014 California voters strongly passed Proposition 47. Its goal is to reduce the huge number of people incarcerated in California for relatively small crimes, a number that had been growing far faster than population growth.
Learn More About Restorative Justice
Watch the Video
Read the US Bishops statement outlining the principles of restorative justice.
Contact your Diocesan RJ Director