CA Court of Appeal Reverses Decision on Homeschooling
Parents Have the Right to Homeschool Their Children

LOS ANGELES, August 12, 2008-- The California Court of Appeal decided that parents are allowed to homeschool their children according to the CA Education Code. This overturned the previous ruling of the court which banned hoomeschooling in California.

Defense of Marriage -- A Crime in Canada
Priest Cleared but Others Fined
Accused of Exposing Homosexuals to Hatred
TORONTO, JULY 8, 2008 -- The Canadian Human Rights Commission has closed its case against Father Alphonse de Valk, the editor and publisher of Catholic Insight magazine [but not before leaving the priest with $20,000 of legal bills]. What was the basis of the charge? The Catechism?

The Lay Catholics' Moment on Marriage
"Help Them with Prayer"
Now is the moment for the sleeping giant of the Catholic laity to step up, with the grace and power of the Holy Spirit, and be the salt, light and leaven God wants with regard to the gift of marriage God has given us. 

How California Court Undermined Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2008 -- The law serves as a moral compass for cultural values. If showing preference for unions of men and women is bigotry in the eyes of the law, it will also become bigotry in the eyes of society.

Most Rev. Allen Vigneron, Bishop of Oakland, Episcopal Advisor to Catholics for the Common Good

A Pastoral Statement on The CA Marriage Ruling
Beautiful Guidance from Bishop Vigneron of Oakland

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18, 2008 -- This past weekend the Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, Bishop of Oakland, asked his priests to read a brief pastoral message at Masses regarding the California Supreme Court same-sex "marriage" ruling.

CCG Defends Parents' Rights to Homeschool
CCG Legal Team Contributes to Briefs for CA Appeals Court
SAN FRANCISCO, April 28, 2008--When the California Court of Appeal granted a rehearing for the case that led to a decision banning homeschooling in California, it invited several amicus parties to submit briefs. Catholics for the Common Good has decided to participate in the effort to defend the fundamental rights of parents to educate their children.

Legalizing Same-Sex "Marriage"
Will Spark Lawsuits Against Churches
WASHINGTON - After years of litigation and debate, the California and Connecticut supreme courts are about to decide the question of marriage. If, as some suspect, the courts redefine the institution to include same-sex couples, they will have entered a minefield of unintended consequences, especially with regard to religious liberty.

California Court Rules:
Parents Don't Have Right to Homeschool
SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, 2007-- A California appeals court ruled that parents do not have a constitutional right to homeschool their children without teaching credentials. The ruling may affect an estimated 166,000 homeschoolers around the state and put their parents at risk of prosecution.

California Governor Signs SB 777
Anti-Family Viewpoint Discrimination Now Law

CCG press release: California Governor Signs SB 777

SACRAMENTO, Calif., October 13, 2007 -- California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 777 into law late on Friday evening.
"I am honestly shocked that Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB 777, an anti-family viewpoint discrimination bill" said William B. May, Chairman of Catholics for the Common Good. "He vetoed a similar bill last year before the election."

Marriage, the Foundation of Society

Governor Schwarzenegger Vetoes California Same-Sex Marriage Bill 

SACRAMENTO, Calif., October 14, 2007-- As expected, Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed AB 43, a bill that would legalize marriage between two persons of the same sex.

Action Alert

CaliforniaSame-Sex "Marriage" Ad Campaign Requires Response

CCG Press Release: CCG Chair Comments on Same-Sex "Marriage" Ad Campaign

SAN FRANCISCO, October 12, 2007 -- Equality California has just started an advertising campaign in the state to promote same-sex "marriage". It is a major escalation in the effort to deconstruct and change the true meaning and purpose of marriage.
It is most disturbing to see this purely emotional ad targeting our young, who have not yet formed a deep understanding of marriage beyond the romantic images and dreams of wedding days. See the ad and CCG response in a news interview.

Unions Must Reflect on the Interests of Latino Workers
SAN FRANCISCO, August 29, 2007 -- In his new book, Strangers in a Foreign Land, Catholics for the Common Good Advisor, Rev. Dr. George E. Schultze, SJ discusses the organizing of Catholic Latinos who are a source of low-cost labor in the United States.
"Today's labor leaders risk alienating Latinos and jeopardizing Catholic support if they accept and promote abortion and take anti-family and anti-marriage positions aligned with the radical homosexual and feminist movements," said Father George Schultze, SJ. "This would be a shame because Latinos can benefit from union organizing and the growing population of Latino workers offers opportunities for significant growth in the sagging labor movement."

US Bishops Promote Marriage
New Website Launched
WASHINGTON, August 6, 2007-- Putting a modern image on traditional values, the U.S. Catholic bishops recently launched a Web site designed to promote healthy marriages. The Web site ( can aid couples of all faiths. With everything from daily marriage tips to statistics on divorce and cohabitation, this site is an up-to-date resource.

Marriage, which undergirds the institution of the family, is constituted by the covenant whereby "a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of their whole life", and which "of its own very nature is ordered to the well-being of the spouses and to the procreation and upbringing of children".

Pope John Paul II
Letter to Families

Marriage, the Foundation of Society
Marriage is the very foundation of society. It is the institution that provides for procreation, a mother and a father and a stable family structure, which are so important to the development of children. The family with a mother and father is where the next generation is nurtured and formed. Without these conditions it simply cannot be marriage. A legal relationship that is not life giving and excludes the possibility of a mother or a father can never be marriage.

History has shown that there cannot be a strong nation without marriage and strong families. This is a significant reason that societies have laws to encourage and protect marriage.

Proposition 85
Parental notification can help stop statutory rape, child molestation
 Often overlooked in the debate about the parental notification initiative (Proposition 85 on the November ballot) is the effect it would have in deterring the statutory rape and child molestation that are responsible for so many minor teenage pregnancies.

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