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Bishops say local health officials should help decide on reopening schools

Bishops say local health officials should help decide on reopening schools

| July 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

California’s Catholic bishops said they understand the “real and ongoing” threat of the coronavirus and concerns over returning safely to schools, but they also are worried about schoolchildren’s overall health and development if they cannot return soon to classroom learning.

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Supreme Court rejects appeals to lift restrictions on congregation size

Supreme Court rejects appeals to lift restrictions on congregation size

| Carol Zimmermann | June 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

A divided Supreme Court May 29 chose not to intervene in an emergency appeal by a church in Southern California to lift COVID-19 restrictions that limit congregation sizes.

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Trump says houses of worship ‘essential,’ directs governors to open them

Trump says houses of worship ‘essential,’ directs governors to open them

Saying America needs “more prayer, not less,” President Donald Trump May 22 declared houses of worship “essential” and directed the country’s governors “to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now, this weekend.”

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Newsom urged to provide more funds to immigrants, workers during pandemic

Newsom urged to provide more funds to immigrants, workers during pandemic

| April 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

California’s Catholic bishops have asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to increase aid to immigrants without documents and low-wage residents of the state “because the virus doesn’t know the difference between someone who has the right legal documents and those who do not.”

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N.H. death penalty repeal bid called ‘an enormous victory for life’

N.H. death penalty repeal bid called ‘an enormous victory for life’

| April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The New Hampshire Senate’s vote to repeal the death penalty is “an enormous victory for life,” according to the executive director of the Catholic Mobilizing Network.

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California bishops applaud governor for death penalty moratorium

California bishops applaud governor for death penalty moratorium

| March 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic bishops of California welcomed the March 13 decision by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom to issue a moratorium on executions in the state and a temporary reprieve for all inmates on the state’s death row.

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