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The California Catholic Conference of Bishops has joined an amicus brief in a case aimed at ensuring that funding earmarked for non-public schools in the CARES Act be used by the states to help all students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. California and other states have sought to withhold most funding from non-public schools.
RECOSS releases a video to help COVID-19 ravaged communities; the USCCB reacts to new DACA restrictions; vacancies in the prison chaplain program; and demand equitable relief funds for Catholic Schools in this issue of Insights.
The California Conference of Catholic Bishops are calling for the safe and quick re-opening of schools following Governor Gavin Newsom’s order that all schools in counties on the COVID-19 watchlist begin the year using the distance learning model.
With deaths in California soon to exceed 7,500 people and cases doubling every 26.3 days, Governor Gavin Newsome has reinstituted restrictions on places of worship, restaurants, gyms, salons and other operations in most of the Golden State.
Saturday night, July 4, protesters in Sacramento’s Capitol Park tore down a longstanding statue of St. Junípero Serra, our nation’s first Hispanic saint, one of the founders of the modern state of California, and a tireless advocate for the rights of native Americans.
The California Catholic Conference of Bishops has issued the following statement in response to the removal of St. Junipero Serra statues in the state:
The California Legislature passed a state general fund bill late Monday that rejects major funding cuts that Governor Gavin Newsom proposed in his May Revision. However, the budget is mostly a placeholder until California’s state income tax revenues are known later this year and to see if Congress provides any additional pandemic assistance to states.