FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths

WASHINGTON — In early April, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. Read more: How to apply: more

Presidentes de USCCB y del Comité de Migración Celebran la Aprobación de la Legislación Bipartidista de Reforma Migratoria en la Cámara de Representantes e Instan a una Rápida Acción del Senado

19 de marzo del 2021 WASHINGTON — El jueves 18 de marzo, la Cámara de Representantes del Congreso de Estados Unidos aprobó la Ley de Promesa y Sueño Americano (HR 6) y la Ley de Modernización de la Fuerza Laboral Agrícola (HR 1603), dos proyectos de ley bipartidistas que proporcionarían un camino hacia la ciudadanía […] more

USCCB President and Migration Chairman Welcome House Passage of Bipartisan Immigration Reform Legislation, Urge Swift Senate Action

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 1603), bipartisan bills that would provide a path to citizenship to more than three million immigrant youth, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders, and seasonal farmworkers and their families. […] more

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee Releases a Pastoral Message on the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Administrative Committee has issued the following message today on the global COVID-19 pandemic. more

Lenten Devotions (Eng & Sp)

Lenten Devotions (Eng & Sp) Lenten Devotion guidelines and mandates more

A Message from Bishop Joseph V. Brennan and the California Catholic Conference.

A Message from Bishop Joseph V. Brennan and the California Catholic Conference. Vaccinate to Protect Health of Yourself and Your Community. In partnership with the Catholic health systems and Catholic Charities throughout the Golden State, the Catholic Bishops of California urge all Californians to receive a vaccination to prevent the continued spread of the deadly […] more

Catholic Restorative Justice Network

Catholic Restorative Justice Network. The official California source for Formation and Leadership in restorative justice ministry in California. Certificate Webinar Series “Justice and Mercy are not two contradictory realities, but two dimensions of a single reality that unfold progressively until it culminates in the fullness of love.” (Pope Francis) Are you interested in learning more […] more

Comunicado sobre la Toma de Posesión de Joseph R. Biden Jr., Como 46º Presidente de Estados Unidos de América

Reverendísimo José H. Gomez Arzobispo de Los Ángeles, Presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos 20 de enero de 2021 Mis oraciones están hoy con nuestro nuevo presidente y su familia. Oro para que Dios le conceda sabiduría y valor para liderar a esta gran nación y para que le ayude a […] more

Statement on the Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., as 46th President of the United States of America

Most Reverend José H. Gomez Archbishop of Los Angeles, President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops January 20, 2021 My prayers are with our new President and his family today. I am praying that God grant him wisdom and courage to lead this great nation and that God help him to meet the tests of […] more

U.S. Bishops’ President Condemns Violent Protests and Prays for Safety as Chaos Threatens U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON —Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the following statement in response to today’s violence in the United States Capitol: “I join people of good will in condemning the violence today at the United States Capitol. This is not who we are as Americans. […] more

Catholic Moral Teaching and Tradition on COVID-19 Vaccines Eng/Spn

Catholic Moral Teaching and Tradition on COVID-19 Vaccines As the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against COVID-19 become available, it is critically important that Catholics and others have an accurate understanding of how these vaccines may be viewed from the perspective of Catholic moral teaching and tradition. The Vatican’s doctrinal office, the Congregation for the Doctrine […] more

Statement from The Most Reverend Joseph V. Brennan, D.D. in collaboration with Right to Life of Central California

On Thursday, November 19th, I released a video about possible ethical issues with the vaccines that are in development to combat COVID-19. That video, along with subsequent comments to media entities that were disseminated in local, statewide, and national outlets, created some confusion among Catholics about the Church’s stance on these possible treatments. In this […] more