California Catholic Conference

Friday, May 17, 2024
Child sex trafficking bill survives key test

Legislation that would make it a felony to purchase a child for sex survived a key test in Sacramento on Thursday. SB 1414 passed the state Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously… Read More

Tuesday, May 07, 2024
What bills does the California Catholic Conference support this year?

The California Catholic Conference is asking Catholics to lobby for a bill that would make child sex trafficking a felony, as well as other bills aimed at nurturing and preserving… Read More

Monday, September 25, 2023
Gov. Newsom vetoes bill prioritizing transgender ‘affirmation’ in child custody battles

Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed legislation that would have “put a thumb on the scale” for parents supporting transgender “affirmation” in custody battles.

Monday, September 18, 2023
Non-physicians could perform abortions under bill signed by governor

The powerful pro-abortion lobby continued to exhibit its clout, as the California Legislature approved a bill that would empower physician assistants to perform aspiration abortions and greenlit legislation to expand… Read More

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
California Catholics asked to lobby lawmakers

The month of May will see Catholics making appointments at California lawmakers’ offices, phoning and sending emails to lobby for and against four pieces of legislation prioritized by the California… Read More

Thursday, September 29, 2022
California bishops’ conference: Gov. Newsom prioritizes abortion over mothers and families

The executive director of the public policy arm of the California bishops today offered a blistering statement criticizing Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to sign a raft of bills prioritizing abortion… Read More

Monday, September 26, 2022
More abortion bills waiting for gov’s signature

There are at least four more bills awaiting the signature of Gov. Gavin Newsom that would further endanger women and kill babies through abortion, increasing access and funding toward the… Read More

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Controversial bill’s hearing is Aug. 1

An amendment to a California abortion bill ensuring it would not protect cases of infanticide is just one of many possible amendments that would improve it, the California Catholic Conference… Read More

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Forum’s message to Catholics: Mobilize for life and faith

A proposed constitutional amendment enshrining abortion into California’s constitution in the event Roe v. Wade is overturned and threats to parental rights were the focus of a forum sponsored by… Read More

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Will abortion become illegal in June?

What is the Dobbs case? The case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is before the U.S Supreme Court in its current term. A ruling is expected by the… Read More

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
What would a post-Roe California look like?

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Dec. 1 on a major abortion case that could lead to the overturning of Roe v. Wade by next summer. If the… Read More

Thursday, October 07, 2021
California rolls back assisted suicide protections

By Joshua McKeown, Catholic News Agency California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 380, a law that loosens several safeguarding requirements surrounding assisted suicide. The California Catholic Conference had been… Read More