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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

 

The survey from the American Enterprise Institute showed that 64% of Americans said they were “somewhat uncomfortable” or “very uncomfortable” attending in-person worship.

Survey: Most Americans aren’t comfortable going back to religious services

by: Yonat Shimron June 23, 2020 (RNS) — A new study examining Americans’ response to COVID-19 shows that with the exception of white evangelicals, a majority of Americans are not comfortable returning to in-person religious services. The results of the survey suggest that despite political pressure to reopen houses of worship — from President Donald Trump as well as leading conservative Christians and religious liberty advocates — Americans aren’t quite ready to take a seat in a sanctuary. The survey from the American Enterprise Institute showed that 64% of AmericansRead More


Protesters on Friday toppled a Serra statue in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

California bishops say protesters ‘failed the test’ of history in toppling Junipero Serra statues

by: Alejandra Molina LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2020 (RNS) — The California Catholic Conference of Bishops is denouncing the toppling of Junipero Serra statues that protesters took down in San Francisco and Los Angeles over the weekend. “If this process is to be truly effective as a remedy for racism, it must discern carefully the entire contribution that the historical figure in question made to American life, especially in advancing the rights of marginalized peoples,” the California Catholic Conference said in a statement. “In calling for the removal of imagesRead More