The pro-faith groups will gather Sunday, December 20th, in front of the Los Angeles Cathedral to urge Archbishop Gomez to reopen all Catholic churches in time for Christmas.
Houses of worship have been locked down for ten months in California. His Eminence José Horacio Gómez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, is the head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Catholic Church is the country’s largest church or religious denomination.
March for Faith urges the Archbishop to courageously reopen churches for Christmas Mass. The First Amendment specifically protects individuals’ free exercise of religion. The Supreme Court has stated that “even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten,” especially when regulations “strike at the very heart of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty.”