“Where are our hearts at this time? What are we filling our hearts with? Are we filling our hearts with peace, hope, mercy, forgiveness? Or are we just filling it with the evil of the world?” – Bishop John Noonan.
When Words Fall Short: A Pastoral Letter on Racism
The starting point of Catholic Social Teaching is the deep and inviolable conviction that every person, without exception, is made in the image and likeness of God. Read more…
America Weeps: Now What?
“Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community”: This was the title of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last book, written one year before his assassination in 1968. More than 50 years later, the question posed by the title of Dr. King’s book has lost none of its timeliness. America continues to deal with the sad legacy of racism as well as with growing social and economic inequality that has been exasperated by our throwaway culture and the globalization of indifference and, in recent months, by a global pandemic. Read more…
USCCB – Combating Racism
“But racism still profoundly affects our culture, and it has no place in the Christian heart. This evil causes great harm to its victims, and it corrupts the souls of those who harbor racist or prejudicial thoughts. The persistence of the evil of racism is why we are writing this letter now.” Read More…
Statements on the Death of George Floyd and National Protests
Click here to view USCCB and (Arch)Diocesan Statements on the Death of George Floyd and National Protests
Prayer to Overcome Racism
Mary, friend and mother to all,
through your Son, God has found a way
to unite himself to every human being,
called to be one people,
sisters and brothers to each other.
Stations of Cross: Overcoming Racism
People in our day suffer unjustly simply because of the color of their skin or their national origin. Let us acknowledge the sin of racism and work to combat it in our social structures, our institutions, and our hearts.
Join us for stations of the cross…
2018: Open Wide our Hearts
Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love – A Pastoral Letter Against Racism was developed by the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Read more…
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Responsibility to talk about racism