From Archbishop José Gómez
Below is a link in English to the most recent letter that Archbishop José Gómez has publish & made public as of March 24th 2020 that relates to the Church guidelines.
Please click on PDF image & you will be redirected to the link.
A continuación hay un enlace en Español de la carta más reciente que el Arzobispo José Gómez ha publicado a partir del 24 de marzo de 2020 que se relaciona con las pautas de
la Iglesia. Haga clic en la imagen PDF y será redirigido al enlace.
ARCHBISHOP GOMEZ CALLS ON CALIFORNIA CATHOLICS TO SUPPORT EXTENDING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR CHURCH WORKERS
Archbishop José H. Gomez is asking California Catholics to support extending unemployment benefits to Church workers under federal emergency legislation addressing dislocations caused by the coronavirus epidemic. Currently, non-profit employees in multiple states do not have access to state unemployment insurance. Faith communities are urging Congress to provide emergency disaster unemployment assistance to workers that are not covered by state unemployment insurance.
“As we know, the impact of the coronavirus emergency is being felt profoundly in our Catholic community. Nationwide, the Church has been forced to suspend worship services and close schools and other important offices and ministries, effecting tens of thousands of our employees,” said Archbishop Gomez. “Please join me in asking Congress to extend unemployment benefits to Church workers who might need this relief. Let us stand together in solidarity for our brothers and sisters in this time of trial and need.”
California Catholics are asked to contact Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, as well as local representatives, to make sure they are aware of this problem of non-profit employees in multiple states who do not currently have access to state unemployment insurance, and to ask that they support an effective solution.