|National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty
Pope Francis has called on all Catholics to fight to end the use of the death penalty.
The Holy Father has charged that Catholics are also called “improve prison conditions, with respect for the human dignity of the people deprived of their freedom.”
The Catholic Mobilizing Network has created an online pledge and is inviting people of all faiths and good will to sign. The pledge is focused on education, advocating for the dignity of all life, and prayer.
The belief in the dignity of the human person is a pillar of our Catholic faith. The death penalty represents a failure of our society to fulfill the demands of human dignity, as evidenced by the 159 innocent death row inmates and counting who have been exonerated since 1973. This denial of human dignity calls all to make known the mercy of God and uphold the Church’s teaching: in a modern society where the death penalty is not needed to maintain public safety.
Click here to sign the pledge.
|FAQ on US Supreme Court Travel Ban Ruling
After the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Executive Order 13780, (commonly known as the Travel Ban) the California Catholic Conference has found answers to help unwrap the Court’s decision and how it impacts refugees and the immigration system in the U.S.
While this is the most accurate information we are able to provide at this time, this situation is still fluid, so please be sure to keep reading for updates as more information becomes available.
What happened with the Supreme Court decision?
July 7, 2017
Vol. 10, No. 23
|Visit Our Action Alert Page
As the legislature looks to accomplish all it can before the Summer Recess begins on July 21, please visit the CCC Action Alert page to let lawmakers know about the most pressing issues at hand.
There are important bills, such as AB 569 that targets religious employers that are making their way through both houses. Now is the time to let your elected official know where you stand.
Click here to quickly send letters to your representatives on these bills before time is out.
Diocese of San Bernardino Seeks Young Adults Program Coordinator
The Diocese of San Bernardino Ministry of Youth office is seeking a Young Adults Program Coordinator to provide direction, consultation and follow-up to Pastors, Administrators, Pastoral Coordinators, CYAM, CPJH, and parish leadership to promote and develop comprehensive young adult ministry programing.
For more information and how to apply, please visit www.sbdiocese.org.