Repeatedly highlighted throughout both Trump’s speech and the night overall was the growing violence and civil unrest throughout America.
Catholics, said Cardinal Sean O’Malley, should play an “active role” in public life, and “fulfill the basic obligation of a democracy, to vote.”
No particular member of the clergy or employee of an entity affiliated with the archdiocese was singled out in the letter for unapproved political activity.
In his post on social media, Msgr. Garrity added that he believes “any woman who becomes pregnant should have the right to choose to give birth to her baby.”
The Republican Party has not changed its 2016 platform, which calls for abortion to be illegal, but did release a list of 50 bullet points outlining the priorities of a second term of the Trump presidency.
Fifty-four percent of essential workers surveyed said they had experienced at least one adverse mental or behavioral health symptom related to COVID-19.
Catholic schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, can reopen for the coming semester after the county rescinded a second controversial order preventing all non-public schools from welcoming students for in-person learning until at least October 1.
The fires set at Sacred Heart are the second fire-related damage at a Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Boston in the last month.