Although the U.S. bishops’ four-year strategic plan was adopted one year ago, it was not scheduled to go into effect until January 2021. That gave the bishops a window to address two issues that have captured the world’s attention since last November: the coronavirus pandemic and racial inequality.
It seems today we are all waiting for something — a vaccine for COVID-19, a return to “normal,” reuniting with our grandchildren in person, a job if we are unemployed, returning with the full community of our parish for Mass. The list goes on and on.
Many impacted by pandemic restrictions may feel imprisoned, but Texas prisons and halfway houses are truly locked down as COVID-19-related deaths have risen to 166 inmates and 21 employees, including guards and chaplains, according to a Texas Department of Criminal Justice report updated Oct. 27.
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