- Aug 9, 2020
Pope Francis used his June 3 audience and a phone call with the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to express his solidarity and support following days of demonstrations protesting the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Bishops throughout the United States reconsecrated the country to Mary as the nation continues to struggle in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and two other Catholic bishops criticized President Donald Trump’s April 22 executive order to temporarily restrict some forms of immigration during the pandemic, saying it could “fuel polarization and animosity.”
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has announced the U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops May 1 in consecrating the two nations to the care of the Blessed Mother under the title “Mary, Mother of the Church.”
During a Mass livestreamed from the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington on Divine Mercy Sunday, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge spoke of the constant need to “ask for mercy, be merciful and trust in Jesus.”
Two U.S. archbishops are asking for prayers, but also for help for those affected by a series of storms and tornadoes that tore through several states beginning on Easter and going into the following day, leaving more than two dozen dead.