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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

CNA Staff, Jun 17, 2020 / 05:29 pm MT (CNA).- Catholic leaders say the Church has an important role in working for racial justice, but that protesting for justice does not imply endorsement of the positions taken by Black Lives Matter organizations. The phrase “#BlackLivesMatter” began to trend online following

CNA Staff, Jun 15, 2020 / 02:50 pm MT (CNA).- The Catholic Church should be at the forefront of efforts to address racial inequality – not only through words, but through actions, said the bishops of Maryland on Monday. In a June 15 letter, the Maryland bishops said “we must

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 12, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- As thousands of protesters prepared to march against racism in Washington, D.C. last Saturday, Louis Brown helped organize a rosary procession on Capitol Hill. Lay Catholics joined Dominican friars, nuns, and priests of the Washington archdiocese