- Jun 23, 2021
California’s Catholic bishops “remain committed to the complete resumption of indoor worship in a responsible and safe manner,” said an April 13 statement issued by the Executive Committee of the California Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the bishops.
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco said the “justice system is working” is a statement issued late Feb. 19 following the arraignment of five people on charges of felony vandalism for toppling a St. Junipero Serra statue outside a Catholic church Oct. 12, 2020.
Most California Catholic bishops are asking a judge to throw out a 2019 law that allowed accusers of clergy sexual abuse to sue even if they were molested decades ago.
The Catholic bishops of California have announced a yearlong initiative to address personal and systematic racism, both in the Church and wider society.
California’s Catholic bishops said they understand the “real and ongoing” threat of the coronavirus and concerns over returning safely to schools, but they also are worried about schoolchildren’s overall health and development if they cannot return soon to classroom learning.
Crossroads Community Church Senior Pastor Jim Clark wants to keep his 1,500 parishioners safe during the coronavirus pandemic but he’s drawing the line at a new California ban on singing or chanting at religious services.
California’s Catholic bishops have asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to increase aid to immigrants without documents and low-wage residents of the state “because the virus doesn’t know the difference between someone who has the right legal documents and those who do not.”