CCG News

Administration DOMA Decision
Puts Children Second, Special Interests First

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 23, 2011 – On Wednesday, February 23, the Obama Administration announced that it would no longer defend Federal Law Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) because they contend it discriminates against gays and lesbians. Here is Catholics for the Common Good’s response:

CCG Responds to
Shocking U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Marriage
WASHINGTON, January 19, 2011 — The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday declined to hear an appeal over the right of District of Columbia citizens to vote on the legal definition of marriage in the case Jackson v. District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics (known as Jackson II). William B. May, Chairman of Catholics for the Common Good found the decision "shocking" in a statement released today. The Court made its decision without comment.

Catholics for the Common Good Adviser, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone

CCG Episcopal Adviser to Head
USCCB Defense of Marriage Committee
WASHINGTON, January 5, 2011 — Archbishop Timothy Dolan, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has appointed Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland, California as chairman of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage. Bishop Cordileone succeeds Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, who was elected vice president of the USCCB in November 2010.

CCG Congratulates Archbishop Timothy Dolan, New USCCB President
Archbishop Kurtz Elected Vice President

BALTIMORE November 16, 2010 — On behalf of Catholics for the Common Good and its volunteer leaders, Chairman William B. May extends prayers and best wishes to Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York on his election as the new president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). At their Fall General Assembly, the bishops also elected other officers and six committee chairs to three year terms.

William B. May and Raymond L. Flynn Comment on Proposition 8 Trial Decision
SAN FRANCISCO, August 4, 2010 – Chairman William B. May, Chairman, Catholics for the Common Good commented on Judge Walker’s decision to overturn the will of more than 7 million California voters who passed Prop 8 in 2008:


Annual Report:
In "Our Family’s" Year-End Letter,
Volunteers and Donors are the Stars

Our Lady of Guadalupe Book

Celebrate Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe December 12
Star of the New Evangelization
Patroness Special to CCG and Marriage Advocates

On the Jubilee Year 2000, Pope John Paul II gave the Americas a new patroness for the evangelization of culture, Our Lady of Guadalupe, whom he identified as the "Star of the New Evangelization". During Proposition 8, we placed the volunteers and the entire campaign to restore marriage under her protection. Since then, we have come to recognize that she is playing a critical role in the life of this apostolate. She is not only our mother and intercessor, but our model and guide.

 San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer, Episcopal Advisor to Catholics for the Common Good

Archbishop George Niederauer Becomes CCG Advisor
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2008 -- Catholics for the Common Good is pleased to announce that His Excellency Archbishop George H. Niederauer of San Francisco has become an Episcopal Advisor to the movement. "Archbishop Niederauer has always been encouraging of this lay Catholic movement," said Bill May, chairman of Catholics for the Common Good. "He has always been there to support our activities and offer valuable council. We are honored that our Archbishop has become an official advisor."

CCG Chair Comments on California Same-Sex "Marriage" Ad Campaign
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 10, 2007 -- Equality California, a homosexual political advocacy organization, has just started an advertising campaign in major California media markets as part of an overall campaign to force the legalization of same-sex marriage in the state.

Ambassador Ray Flynn with his friend, Pope John Paul II

CCG Advisor Leads NYC's St. Patrick's Day Parade
Ambassador Ray Flynn Comments

Ambassador Raymond L. Flynn, a key advisor to Catholics for the Common Good since its inception, was named Grand Marshall of the New York St. Patrick's Day Parade for 2007. Flynn was the most popular mayor in the history of Boston, and while in the Massachusetts Legislature, the first legislator in the U.S. to introduce a bill to ban partial birth abortion.
Despite his popularity with the voters, political leaders worked to prevent him from running for governor, because of his unwillingness to compromise the fundamental principles of his Catholic faith - principles that have led to his continuous courageous and staunch defense of human life, marriage, and the family. He is a model faithful Catholic citizen.

Catholics for the Common Good volunteers at office blessing with Bishop Ignatius Wang
Photo by Kelly Connelly
CCG members and supporters with Bishop Ignatius Wang.

CCG Office and Volunteer Center Blessing
Bishop Ignatius Wang presided at the blessing and opening of the Catholics for the Common Good Office and Volunteer Center in Daly City on July 15, 2006. About thirty CCG members and supporters attended the beautiful blessing ceremony.
Catholics for the Common Good is a lay organization formed in response to the call of Pope John Paul II to transform our culture through a new Catholic Action. CCG seeks to foster the spiritual growth of Catholics through a deeper understanding of the social teachings of the Church and to mobilize informed citizens to influence public policy on concerns related to life, family, freedom, the poor and the vulnerable.

Former U.S. Ambassador Raymond L. Flynn to the Vatican and former mayor of Boston

Flynn Calls for Catholic Action
At a recent members-only dinner, the San Francisco chapter of Catholics for the Common Good honored CCG advisor, Ambassador Raymond Flynn. After speaking for a time about his personal relationship with Pope John Paul II, the former US Ambassador to the Vatican under the Clinton Administration and three-time Mayor of Boston spoke poignantly to the sold out dinner about the responsibility of Catholics to be informed and active participants in the political process of the United States.

Statement on Archbishop Levada Appointment
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 5/13/2005 – “Catholics for the Common Good congratulates San Francisco Archbishop William Levada on his appointment to the office of Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith,” said Bill May, Chairman of Catholics for the Common Good, a new Catholic Action founded in San Francisco in response to the call of the Pope John Paul II for a new evangelization.

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