Trenton, New Jersey’s Bishop David O’Connell Says The Heroes Act Will Put Catholic Schools at Risk

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A new aid package passed by the House is getting pushback from Catholic leaders. The “Heroes Act” would cut most benefits to Catholic schools.

Trenton, New Jersey’s Bishop David O’Connell has been speaking out against the bill. He wrote Catholics in his diocese about it, saying it has a lot of good things, but also some problematic areas.

Fifty-two hundred Catholics from his diocese also wrote in, state Catholic conferences mobilized around it, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops even helped write to Congress.

This bill isn’t expected to be passed through the Senate. Bishop O’Connell shares his insight on the bill’s pros and cons, and his thoughts on what an emergency relief fund bill might look like.