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The pope and bishops respond to the inauguration of President Biden; events for life taking place throughout the state; Catholic Schools Week, and viewpoints from Bishops Soto and Brennan in this week's Insights.
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., was sworn in as the United States’ 46th president today in a sober ceremony marked by a largely empty National Mall due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Newsom releases his initial budget, providing hope, compassion, and support to the most vulnerable during the pandemic; U.S. Bishops call for an end to federal executions, and Pope Francis receives the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine in this week’s Insights.
“I was behind in rent ever since the pandemic started,” says Emma, one of Catholic Charities San Francisco’s thousands of rental assistance clients who lives with her teenage daughter in a small, one-bedroom apartment near Candlestick Park.
CCC applauds increased assistance for low-income Californians; USCCB condemns violence at U.S. Capitol; Catholic moral teaching on COVID-19 vaccines and Bishops Rojas takes leadership of San Bernardino Diocese following Bishops Barnes’ retirement in this week's Insights.
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a major effort to increase assistance to low-wage Californians suffering economically from the impact of the pandemic.
“The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of this great nation. In this troubling moment, we must recommit ourselves to the values and principles of our democracy and come together as one nation under God. I entrust all of us to the heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. May she guide us in the ways of peace, and obtain for us wisdom and the grace of a true patriotism and love of country.”
COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin in CA; new CA legislature is sworn in; Pope commits to zero emissions by 2050 and the CCC and SCU join to offer free web-based restorative justice program certificate.