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Our new organization is drawing on the rich intellectual and political traditions of California to bring the implications of Catholic Social Teaching to bear on our public life.



17 California Catholic Democrats in New Congress

Seventeen California Catholic Democrats will be in the 111th Congress: Joe Baca, Xavier Becerra, Dennis Cardoza, Jim Costa, Anna G. Eshoo, Jerry McNerney, George Miller, Grace F. Napolitano, Nancy Pelosi, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Linda T. Sanchez, Loretta Sanchez, Hilda L. Solis,...

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A battle over 'God's will': People of faith line up for and against a ban on same-sex marriage

AT ISSUE: PROPOSITION 8 The measure, on the Nov. 4 ballot, asks voters to amend the state constitution to say that only marriage between a man and a woman would be valid in California. In May, the state Supreme Court...

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News Book Review: National For All

I published a new book review in the news section on Korzen and Kelley's A Nation For All. Go here to read it....

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Democratic TV: Catholic Democrats on California Democratic TV

We have recently appeared on Democratic TV, a service of the Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee, and the California Democratic Party. The interview was done by DNC member and local activist Chris Stampolis, and covered issued from the war...

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Fr. Jon Pedigo: Invocation at the start of the California Democratic Convention

By Fr. Jon Pedigo First of all I want to thank Steve Preminger of Santa Clara County Democrats and Bill Roth and Jacquie Heffner of the Catholic Democrats who asked that I offer this brief reflection. It has been an...

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Fr. Jon Pedigo: Homily for the Mass for the California Democratic Convention Attendees

Homily for the Mass for the California Democratic Convention Attendees By Fr. Jon Pedigo Readings of the Day: Acts 4: 13-21 Mark 16:9-15 Id like to frame this homily within the context of todays given Gospel passage. In this passage...

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Old abortion language doesn't work: A Third Way

Since 1973, Americans have been arguing over the issue of abortion. Amidst the rancorous debate and occasional violence, very little has been achieved other than the election of many Republicans chanting the anti-abortion mantra. The abortion rate is roughly equivalent...

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Another Encyclical coming?

According to the insider at Whispers in the Loggia, known for breaking stories within the institutional Church, the new encyclical is ready. Some of you probably know this, but B16 is about to release another encyclical, and it looks to...

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Calif. Catholic Dems Press Mention: Clergy consider God in political messages

By Christine Morente, STAFF WRITER Article Created: 01/31/2008 02:37:27 AM PST BURLINGAME HOW WOULD Jesus vote? That intriguing question was posed by Pastor Paul Watermulder of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame in a sermon recently. "Jesus, of course, is...

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An Introduction to Catholic Democrats of California

Until this election cycle, you could easily conclude that people of faith were exclusively Republican. The phrase "Religious Left" seemed almost like an oxymoron. But there is a move afoot in the Democratic Party to change all this. The Democratic...

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Monday, October 23, 2017
"It is necessary to recover some basic aspects of finances, such as the primacy of labor over capital, of human relationships over purely financial transactions, and of ethics over the sole criterion of efficiency," Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Vatican's apostolic nuncio to the United Nations.

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