Due to the new round of coronavirus cases, California has had to reverse course and reinstate closures. "Outdoor Masses and other liturgical services such as adoration and prayer services are allowed and encouraged," an L.A. archdiocesan news release said.
On July 13, a U.S. District Court ruled the law infringed upon constitutional rights, including those established by the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade and the 1992 decision Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, New Jersey has said that executing federal death row inmate Dustin Le Honken "will do nothing to restore justice or heal those burdened by these crimes."
The U.S. should be "leading a coordinated global response to protect the lives of millions of people around the world," the Catholic Health Association said.
With the virus raging in the American southwest, public worship has been again suspended with the goal of preventing any additional spread of the disease.
Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento has said that toppling statues does not bring about establishing the hard work of justice and "does little to build the future."
"If right and proper words were considered against their law, I will endure all the suing, trials and arrests. Numerous predecessors have endured similarly," the 88-year-old cardinal said.