Posts Tagged:COVID-19

Pandemic toll on academics evident in Oklahoma’s newly released 2020-21 state test results

Results are in from the first state tests administered to Oklahoma students since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, and the numbers should be alarming, the state superintendent said. While test participation rates were off overall, State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said they are still among the highest participation rates in the nation and offer clear…Read More

As Supreme Court strikes down eviction moratorium, Catholic Charities urges aid for renters

The Supreme Court struck down a nationwide moratorium on evictions late Thursday. Housing advocates are urging that congressional aid for those facing eviction should be a top priority. In a 6-3 ruling delivered Aug. 26, the Supreme Court determined that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) overstepped its authority in ordering the eviction moratorium…Read More

Arlington Catholic Schools Flooded by New Students After Reopening 100% In-Person and Banning Transgender Pronouns

As millions of Catholic schoolkids returned to classes Monday, the Diocese of Arlington braced for a huge enrollment spike following its recent announcements of a 100% in-person learning policy and a ban on transgender pronouns. John Gonzales reported for the local ABC news affiliate that 17,000 kids enrolled in the northern Virginia diocese’s 41 schools…Read More

Biden Tells Secretary Of Education To Use ‘Legal Actions’ Against Governors Banning Mask Mandates

President Joe Biden addressed the nation on the topic of the coronavirus on Wednesday, going a step further in his battle against specific Republican governors who have pushed back against mask mandates in schools. Biden said, “For those who aren’t eligible for the vaccine yet — children under the age of 12 — masks are…Read More

Bishops in Colorado back conscientious exemption for coronavirus vaccines

The Catholic bishops in Colorado have emphasized the need to respect those with conscientious objections to the COVID-19 vaccines and have provided a template letter for any Catholics with objections to mandatory vaccination. They also welcomed the City of Denver’s vaccination mandate for including a religious exemption. “In the case of the COVID-19 vaccine, we…Read More