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Washington D.C., Jun 27, 2021 / 12:01 pm The archbishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis prayed for peace and called for racial reconciliation on Friday after the sentencing of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. “I pray that today’s sentencing will bring a measure of peace and healing to George

April 26, 2021 My Dear Friends in Christ, The sin of racism is a “particularly destructive and persistent form of evil” in our country. In our pastoral letter, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, the bishops of the nation explained, “Racism arises when—either consciously or unconsciously—a person

WASHINGTON – Following the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota today, Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, and Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee

St. Paul, Minn., Apr 12, 2021 / 17:09 pm America/Denver (CNA). On Monday, Archbishop Bernard Hebda of Saint Paul and Minneapolis prayed for all parties involved in the police shooting of Daunte Wright. “I have been praying for [Wright’s] eternal repose, for his family and for all those who loved

Washington D.C., Mar 8, 2021 / 01:00 pm MT (CNA).- The archbishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis urged peace and prayer before the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who faces charges in the death of George Floyd, began on Monday. “I hope you will join me during the trial by

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Nov 23, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- Pope Francis met with five NBA players at the Vatican Monday to discuss their efforts to combat social and economic injustice in the United States. Milwaukee Bucks shooting guards Kyle Korver and Sterling Brown were a part

by JD Flynn Denver Newsroom, Sep 3, 2020 / 11:26 am MT (CNA).- A New York priest said his parish added a “pledge for racial justice” to Masses as part of its anti-racism initiatives, and that no one at the parish is required to participate in it. While video of

by Patti McGeever As millions of people voiced their outrage over the death of George Floyd by marching and protesting, one man spoke volumes by standing still. Kevin Bonecutter, husband, father of two, church usher and Hamilton County Probation Officer, stood up for justice, peace, equality and respect for all

CNA Staff, Jul 27, 2020 / 03:20 pm MT (CNA).- The archbishop of Portland, Oregon is urging Catholics to learn about and study how to respond to the sin of racism, while at the same time condemning the violence accompanying many of the protests in the city for the past

CNA Staff, Jun 25, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- As police reform legislation is currently stuck in the Senate, leading U.S. bishops wrote members of Congress on Wednesday outlining Catholic principles of policing. Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, Bishop Mario Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington, and Bishop Shelton