California Bishops join amicus brief to ensure funding for Catholic schools; the USCCB presses Congress for emergency aid for Catholic schools and AB Lori on the Church's teaching and 'Black Lives Matter' in this week's Public Policy Insights.
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.
Today, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, Governor Newsom provided a live update on the COVID-19 pandemic from a state warehouse in West Sacramento to speak specifically about PPE and the state’s efforts to secure enough PPE to get the state safely through this first wave of COVID-19 and through the fall when experts expect a second wave of the virus to hit.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Catholic Church in California has supported and cooperated with public officials’ efforts to contain the spread of this deadly disease, including closing our schools and suspending public worship.