USCCB president prays God grants Biden ‘wisdom, courage’ to lead nation

As Joe Biden prepared to be inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, expressed hope the incoming administration “will work with the church and others of goodwill” to “address the complicated cultural and economic factors that…

Leaders of both parties join Biden, Harris for Mass of thanksgiving

WASHINGTON – Hours before his inauguration as president, Joe Biden and incoming Vice President Kamala Harris were joined by the spouses and congressional leaders from both political parties for what was termed a Mass of thanksgiving early January 20 at St. Matthew Cathedral in Washington.