Laudato Si’ Week, the weeklong event marking the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on creation care, will feature a series of global celebrations and the first-ever public sneak peek of The Invitation, a new film featuring Pope Francis. Learn more through celebration guides and the schedule of events through the link.
Te invitamos a reunirte con el Obispo Auxiliar Ramón Bejarano de San Diego, la Directora ejecutiva de la Conferencia Católica de California Kathleen Domingo, la Directora de Cultura de Vida para la Diócesis de San Diego María de Lourdes Valencia y la Directora de la Oficina de vida, justicia y paz para la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles Gina Vides en este webinario urgente sobre las leyes y reglamentos que rigen el aborto en el país y en nuestro estado.
Join Oakland Bishop Michael Barber, SJ, CCC Executive Director Kathleen Domingo, and CCC Respect Life Director Molly Sheahan, for this urgent webinar to learn about abortion law throughout the country and our state. Additional details and registration through the link.
The Pope Francis Legal Clinic offers free legal consultation. Volunteer attorneys are available for free consultation on ALL cases involving those who are burdened with legal problems. Read more about appointments and location through the link.
La filtración del borrador del dictamen de la Corte Suprema en el caso Dobbs provocó que el gobernador y los líderes legislativos de California anunciaran su intención de crear una enmienda constitucional en California para proteger el derecho al aborto. Esto destruirá vidas, familias y limitará significativamente la capacidad de la Iglesia Católica en California para proteger a los no nacidos. Este es el momento para que la Iglesia y sus 12 millones de católicos intervengan en sus comunidades, se opongan activa y públicamente a esta enmienda y cumplan con nuestra responsabilidad bautismal de proteger la vida en cada etapa y en cada oportunidad.
The leak of the draft Supreme Court ruling in the Dobbs case triggered the governor and California legislative leadership to announce its intent to create a California constitutional amendment to protect the right to abortion. This will destroy lives, families, and significantly limit the ability of the Catholic Church in California to protect the unborn. This is the moment for the Church and its 12 million Catholics to engage with their communities, actively and publicly oppose this amendment, and fulfill our baptismal responsibility to protect life at every stage, and at every opportunity.
Learn about the "dos and don'ts" of accompanying victim survivors through a restorative process. The Zoom recording includes perspectives from murder victims' family members, victim advocates, and ministry leaders.
The Workforce Development Program at St. Vincent de Paul is a paid job training program aimed at helping the unemployed re-enter the workforce and find stable employment. The 24-week program teaches participants skills and techniques to find a job and be successful in the workplace, offering training in resume development, interviewing, and organizational skills in a supportive & compassionate environment More information through the link.
In anticipation of the Supreme Court of the United States issuing its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and chairmen of USCCB committees serving women and families issued the statement "Standing With Moms In Need". Statement text through the link.
As the Ukrainian conflict goes on unabated, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) continues to provide staff and resources assist the Church’s local Caritas agencies as they respond to the growing needs across a handful of affected countries, including Ukraine, Romania, Moldova and Poland. Additional updates through the link.
This meditation is for anyone who desires to reflect more deeply on the call to love our neighbors, whoever they may be. In particular, we reflect in this guide on the call to love across differences in political and theological perspectives.
The Catholic Restorative Justice Network is hosting a six-part series of presentations to increase understanding and best practices in restorative justice and spiritual care/community resilience and accompanying ministries.
Bishop Barber invites the Diocese faithful to join in a "Great Prayer for Life". Help spread the word and encourage those in your parish community to join. More info, including locations across the Diocese, through the link.
As reports emerge of families being displaced by the recent attacks in Ukraine, Catholic Relief Services is helping Caritas teams prepare to respond to urgent humanitarian needs across the country. More info through the link.
SB 245 expands the prospects for more abortions in California. It would force taxpayers to cover co-pays and deductibles for abortions in the state. A vote on the Assembly floor is expected either 2/18 or 2/22/22. Action alert: contact your Assembly Member to discuss this bill today.
Join this bilingual webinar to gain a better understanding of how your Rice Bowl donations are being utilized with a presentation about Catholic Relief Service's work in Guatemala. Registration required.