Catholic bishops are urging governments all over the world to prioritize coronavirus vaccines that are ethically developed and are also telling Catholics that not getting vaccinated is a "serious moral problem."
The prize, which is $2.5 million in unrestricted funds, also "strengthens our resolve to create a community of kinship and healing in Los Angeles," Father Greg Boyle said in a statement. "All of us at Homeboy Industries are profoundly humbled by the Hilton Foundation's recognition."
“This legislation protects unborn children from the brutality of being torn apart limb by limb, and we look forward to Gov. Pete Ricketts signing it,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Knock in County Mayo, Ireland will be closed on the day of the August 15 feast due to concerns over the pandemic.
Bishops write urgent letter to Pelosi and McConnell: Don’t forget Catholic schools in coronavirus aid
The latest letter is the most recent attempt by church leaders to convince Congress to support families who choose to send their children to nonpublic schools.
"I recognize that this news is profoundly painful for our students and their families, teachers and principals, school communities, and those who support Catholic education, as well as for our archdiocesan community," said Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark.
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco is worried about the spiritual health of people during the pandemic and is urging priests to continue addressing their flock's spiritual well-being as best they can.
"Catholic schools are facing a crisis at this very moment," the three bishops said. "Over 130 schools have already announced permanent closure. These closures are disproportionately harmful to low-income and Black children."