- Apr 9, 2020
The long-time point man on religious liberty for the U.S. bishops says closing churches due to COVID-19 is not a violation of religious liberty.
Expressing “deep concern for the spiritual and physical well-being” of the faithful, the bishops of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in America have urged clergy, religious and all the faithful “to enter more deeply into the very heart of our Christian faith” while following the government’s protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Testing and treatment for the novel coronavirus for all people regardless of their immigration status and assistance to church organizations with more than 500 workers are among crucial concerns Catholic leaders are urging Congress to address in a new federal emergency aid package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow in the U.S. faster than anywhere else in the world, the Catholic bishop of El Paso, Texas, is asking local authorities to release nonviolent migrants at his local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities.
Religious nonprofits, including schools, parishes and some dioceses, are eligible for assistance under regulations developed to implement portions of the massive $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act.
Sister Helen Prejean wants to make sure the prison population isn’t overlooking during the COVID-19 pandemic.