We urgently need your support to protect those most vulnerable both locally and globally!
Top Priority 2022 Legislative Bill
Support SB 951 - Support Expanding Paid Family Leave
Support SB 1083 - Help Homeless Families Find a Safe Place to Sleep
Oppose AB 2134 – Don’t Force Religious Employers to Advertise and Pay for Abortions
Oppose SB 1375 - Don’t Make Abortion More Dangerous for Women
Oppose SB 1142 - Don’t Make California an Abortion Destination for Out-of-State Women
For more information about legislative bills being supported & opposed, visit: www.cacatholic.org/action-alerts
Need Parishes to participate in Advocacy
1. Sunday Mass Outreach: having parishioners sign letters to their representatives and encouraging parishioners to register for the Catholic Advocacy Network. (We will provide sample letters)
Dates for Sunday Mass Outreach: July 17th, 24th, 31st; August 7th, 14th
2. Hosting a calling site to make calls to their Representative
3. Advocacy Visit: The Deacon Advocacy Team wants parish leaders to join them in meetings with legislators this summer.
If you'd like for your parish to Sunday Mass Outreach at your parish, please call at (916) 733-0133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will provide you with advocacy packets with all information.
July 11th or 12th (English)
Location: Pastoral Center
For more information, visit: www.scd.org/advocacytraining
Capacitacion en Abogacia
el 18 de Julio del 2022 (Español)
Tiempo: 7:00pm -8:30pm
Lugar: Pastoral Center/ Centro Pastoral
Para más información, visite la página: www.scd.org/abogacia
"We Were Born Ready"
We are ready to stand in the gap to help women and children and families.
On January 22, the California Bishops issued a statement committing to a vision of support for women, children and families. This is who we are as Catholics. For more than 2000 years, Catholics have cared for the most vulnerable by founding the first hospitals, orphanages, and social safety nets. We provide food, drink, clothing, shelter, healthcare, visit the sick and imprisoned, comfort the afflicted and the dying. We were born ready.
For more information, visit: www.wewerebornready.com
Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
Protecting and promoting the inviolable rights of persons is the most solemn responsibility of civil authority. As Americans and as religious leaders we are committed to governance by a system of law that protects human rights and maintains the common good.
We are reminded that "the Church must be committed to the task of educating and supporting lay people involved in law-making, government and the administration of justice, so that legislation will always reflect those principles and moral values which are in conformity with a sound anthropology and advance the common good" (The Church in America, no. 19, quoting Synod for America, proposition 72).
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