Washington D.C., Mar 9, 2021 / 14:05 pm
The pandemic has emphasized the need for global solidarity, stated leading U.S. bishops one year after mass lockdowns and suspensions of public Masses began in March, 2020.
"In the pandemic, God has once more revealed us to ourselves," said the U.S. bishops' "administrative committee" in a statement on Tuesday. "As Pope Francis reminded us in St. Peter's square last year, we are not as powerful or as in control as we thought."
"Rather than being ashamed of this powerlessness, or crushed by the fear of what we cannot control," they added, "our interconnectedness and dependence on God has been revealed."
The administrative committee of the U.S. bishops' conference (USCCB) consists of conference president Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, the chairs of the USCCB committees, and representatives from each U.S. episcopal region.