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I won’t be silent anymore. Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone - The Washington Post, September 16, 2020 - I never expected that the most basic religious freedom, the right to worship — protected so robustly in our Constitution’s First Amendment — would be unjustly repressed by an American government.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month; the court rules to rescind TPS for legal immigrants; SF Catholics plan processions to 'free the mass,' and the Conference publishes guidelines for political activity and political materials in this week's Insights.
This week, in Ramos v. Wolf, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rescinded an existing preliminary injunction or pause of the Trump Administration’s attempt to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 200,000 individuals living legally in the United States.
The Orange County Register: "For one thing, times have changed and the original rationale — California doing what the feds wouldn’t — is no longer applicable. For another, private enterprise has taken a bigger interest and stepped up research in this field. For another, Prop. 14 doesn’t resolve a longstanding lack of oversight and accountability. And finally, imposing new costs on residents is hardly merited when most are struggling."
The CA Bishops announce a program aimed at combating racism; Bishops opposing Props 14 and 20; how to CA support wildfire victims; legislation to take action on now and a final push to ensure all are counted for the Census in this week's Insights.
Statewide, Year-Long Effort Begins with Listening Session with African America Catholic Community to Examine the Impact of Racism.
California legislative session comes to a close; webinar series celebrating 'Season of Creation'; Catholic Labor Network hosting online Mass and COVID-19 hotspots in close-quarter facilities in this week's Insights.
September 9 is the Feast of St. Peter Claver, patron saint of those is slavery, African Americans, Colombia and Interracial Justice. In the wake of today's racial unrest, the U.S. Bishops have called for a national day of prayer and fasting on his feast day.
California lawmakers worked right up to and past the midnight deadline of the two-year legislative session, which officially ended at midnight on August 31. Those bills that made it through both houses now sit on the Governor’s desk until he either signs or vetoes each measure.