VOTE NO on "Prop 1" Clergy Training
What is Prop 1?
Proposition 1 would enshrine the explicit right to abortion in our state constitution, setting a nationwide precedent. It is the most egregious expansion of abortion this country has ever seen. It’s also the first time ever that CA voters are being asked to vote for unrestricted late term abortion, ending any real chance for California to protect unborn life in future laws. Recent in-depth polling shows that a strong majority of California voters oppose late term abortions, oppose turning California into an abortion sanctuary state, and oppose using tax dollars to pay for abortions. Prop 1 is misleading, expensive, and unnecessary - and we can stop it.
Prop 1 Parish Resources in English and Spanish
Parish Leaders Timeline:
- Appoint Prop 1 Parish Lead
- Promote parish voter registration
- Plan service opportunities for Respect Life Month
- Coordinate with your diocesan team – contact them here
- Promote pregnancy resources with Options United
- Prepare for Respect Life Month
- Prepare for Prop 1 Novena - Sept. 29 - Oct 7
- Encourage prayer and fasting with 40 Days for Life – Sept. 28 to Nov. 6
- Respect Life Sunday Activities
- Finish Novena Oct 7
- Host a Parish Baby Shower - Donate the items to your local pregnancy center
- Fundraise for Options United
Check We Were Born Ready for more service ideas
"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
Religious freedom allows the Church, and all religious communities, to live out their faith in public and to serve the good of all. Beginning June 22, the feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, the USCCB invites Catholics to pray, reflect, and act to promote religious freedom.
We urgently need your support to protect those most vulnerable both locally and globally!
For more Action Alerts from the USCCB, please visit the USCCB ACTION CENTER
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
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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