We support policies and services that assist pregnant women to make life-affirming choices. We advocate for restrictions on the practice and public funding of abortion. We support stem cell research that does not destroy or clone human embryos. We support patient-focused, quality end-of-life care and oppose legalizing assisted suicide. We oppose the use of the death penalty.
Reverence For Life
Reading the December California Future of Abortion Council report was a sobering moment for us.
The prospect of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning the Roe decision is exciting to prolife advocates throughout the nation, but what does a post-Roe reality entail?
The Bishops of CA commit to a vision that honors women with life-affirming support and practical resources so that all families can thrive
Now is the time to actively support pro-life events in communities throughout the state.
CCC Statement on the CA Future of Abortion Council Report
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
The California Catholic Conference (CCC) is pleased to announce that Molly C. Sheahan has joined the Conference as Associate Director for Respect Life.
October is Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is designated as Respect Life Sunday. This year’s focus is on St. Joseph, Defender of Life.
This op-ed by Diocese of San Jose Bishop Oscar Cantu appeared in the San Jose Mercury News.
The legislative session ends next Friday, and we will see a flurry of activity at the Capitol this coming week as bills are either passed and sent to the Governor or meet their end for this round.
Learn More About Reverence for Life
End of Life
- To Live Each Day with Dignity
- Death With Dignity and the Gift of Palliative Care
- USCCB Physcian-Assisted Suicide Page
Letters & Statements
- Humanae Vitae
- Evangelium Vitae
- Donum Vitae
- Declaration on Euthanasia
- Dignitas Personae
Stem Cell Research
Life Issues Forum
For on-going information on Respect Life issues, read the Life Issues Forum bi-weekly columns from the USCCB. (Click here.)