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Joe Biden Inauguration Priest Under Investigation in California

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The Jesuit priest who presided over an inaugural Mass for President Joe Biden is under investigation for unspecified allegations and is on leave from his position as president of Santa Clara University in Northern California, according to a statement from the college’s board of trustees.

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2010, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden, left, and his wife, Jill Biden, center, stand with heads bowed as the Rev. Kevin O'Brien says the blessing during a Thanksgiving meal for Wounded Warriors in Washington. O'Brien, the Jesuit priest who presided over an inaugural …

Santa Clara U. Apologizes for ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Sign Displayed by Campus Safety Official

Santa Clara University apologized this week for the “hurt” caused by a “Blue Lives Matter” postcard owned by a campus security officer and visible in his office during a recent Zoom meeting. The Santa Clara College Republicans posted a statement from the university to social media stating that the Blue Lives Matter flag is “widely considered to be an effort to undermine the Black Lives Matter movement and its universally important goals.”

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