US Bishops advocate for emergency aid for Catholic schools – Vatican News

US Bishops and Cardinals call for ten percent of emergency education funding for scholarships to aid Catholic and non-public schools amid the ongoing crisis. By Fr. Benedict Mayaki, SJ Bishops in the United States have appealed to Congress for emergency aid to Catholic schools in the next federal Covid-19 emergency relief package. “As you come together to consider additional aid to help Americans through the crisis, we implore you to ensure that the education needs of all children are met, including children in Catholic and other non-public schools,” the Bishops appealed. “All schools and all children have been severely affected by this pandemic,” they noted. Therefore, “we ask for your support and leadership to provide assistance that specifically includes the non-public school community.” The letter issued on Thursday was co-signed by USCCB President, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley of Boston, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, Cardinal Blasé J. Cupich of Chicago, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark and Bishop Michael C. Barber of Oakland, the USCCB Committee Chairman on Catholic Education. US Bishops call for support for urban Catholic school students 27/06/2020 US Bishops join coalition...

Mainer v. Pritzker Transcript – Let Liberty Ring

TWO DIFFERENT SCENES BOTH ON MAY 24, 2020 YOU COMPARE: WHO ARE FOLLOWING CIVIC GUIDELINES?  WHO SHOW CONCERN FOR THEIR NEIGHBORS?  THEN READ THE JUDGE’S COMMENT BELOW. USA GOVERNORS: CHURCHES ARE ESSENTIAL – LIFT YOUR UNJUST BANS Mainer v. Pritzker Transcript – Let Liberty Ring SOURCE: https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/mainer-v-pritzker-transcript-let-liberty-ring/ BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 23, 2020 Illinois (ECWd) – There are no words that would do justice to describe what Judge McHaney said during his ruling.  Maybe one day all our courts will have video media access but for now, we will have to accept the transcript, void of the verbal emphasis, and patriotic presentation of Judge McHaney’s ruling yesterday against Governor Pritzker. From Page 75 starting at line 17- “Since the inception of this insanity, the following regulations, rules or consequences have occurred:” I won’t get COVID if I get an abortion but I will get COVID if I get a colonoscopy. Selling pot is essential but selling goods and services at a family-owned business is not. Pot wasn’t even legal and pot dispensaries didn’t even exist in this state until five months ago and, in that five months, they have become essential but a family-owned business in existence for five generations is not....

Covid-19: US Bishops demand aid for poor and vulnerable – Vatican News

Covid-19: US Bishops demand aid for poor and vulnerable   Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, Chairman for Domestic Justice and Human Development of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) releases a statement urging for care for the poor and vulnerable in further consideration of Covid-19 relief legislation. By Vatican News Archbishop Paul Coackley opens his statement by stressing that “as Congress turns once more to considering additional relief related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the focus should be on those most in need”. “This is not a time for indifference” says Archbishop Coackley, recalling Pope Francis’ Easter Urbi et Orbi Message. “The whole world is suffering and needs to be united in facing the pandemic. The most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters” living in every part of the world must “not be abandoned”, he says. “Let us ensure that they do not lack basic necessities…’ Waiting, therefore, for the US Congress to establish “further aid” in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, Archbishop Coakley urges that attention turn to “the poor, the vulnerable, and people on the margins, to offer them some hope and assistance in desperate circumstances”. The Archbishop of Oklahoma City then recalls the numerous letters he and his brother...

Injustice is just that: injustice

While SOME POLITICAL LEADERS and SOME HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS in the “health care” industry deem elective surgery as inessential and the ministry of priests to the dying and to their flock as “inessential, dangerous, and a risk of contamination” (through the administration of the Sacraments and the gathering for worship), they allow inessential (to say the very least) major surgeries to continue, certainly fraught with risking great contamination, in Planned Parenthood “clinics” (slaughter houses would be a more appropriate term.) Just where is the logic or the justice in this?  People of God, fight back! Planned Parenthood Keeps Fighting – and So Will We If there were a fire in your house, what would you save? It’s a timeless question, and one that’s been very relevant in COVID-19. State officials have been forced to ask, “If there were coronavirus in our state, what would stay open? What is ‘essential?’” In some states, the answer is “abortion.” And where the state has not deemed abortion essential – requiring the clinic to close – Planned Parenthood has been loud and clear: our doors stay open. I wrote recently about Planned Parenthood’s defiance of state orders by continuing elective abortions. At that point they were even requesting...

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM

What Churches and Non-profits Need to Know About the Paycheck Protection Program On Saturday, President Trump tweeted, “The Paycheck Protection Program is up and running! The program is open to nonprofits as well, so banks be sure to sign up our Great Religious and Veteran Organizations that need help!” Perhaps you work at one of those “Great Religious” organizations, or you know someone who does. If you’re at a church or non-profit and wondering whether you’re eligible for the program, what’s entailed, or how the program actually works, keep reading. If you’re not, consider forwarding this to a church leader or someone who may appreciate the extra help. First things first: What is the Paycheck Protection Program? The Paycheck Protection Program is one of two new types of loans available to small businesses through the recently signed CARES Act (the Congressional economic relief package which you can read about here). Churches must have fewer than 500 employees to qualify as a “small business.” The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan – up to $10 million – aimed at retaining small business employees. As such, the portion of it used toward payroll (and certain other expenses) will be completely forgivable provided that...