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by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Jun 10, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- Two black Catholic priests— one ordained six years, the other 42— shared their thoughts with CNA this week on the sin of racism, and the importance of praying, fasting, and advocating for healing. Father Josh Johnson, pastor

by Christine Rousselle Washington D.C., Jun 8, 2020 / 10:20 am MT (CNA).- Priests in the Archdiocese of Washington will demonstrate outside of the White House on Monday as a “prayerful protest” against hatred and institutional discrimination of all kinds. The June 8 protest will be led by Fr. Cornelis

by Jonah McKeown Washington D.C., Jun 7, 2020 / 03:54 pm MT (CNA).- A researcher who studies policing best practices told CNA this week that George Floyd’s arrest and death in Minneapolis reaffirm the need for de-escalation training and, ultimately, a culture of policing that recognizes “the sanctity of all

by Anna Wilgenbusch St. Paul, Minn., Jun 6, 2020 / 06:01 am MT (CNA).- Since Friday, there have been 612 arrests in the Twin Cities metroplex associated with protests following the killing of George Floyd, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. In response to the arrests, the University

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 5, 2020 / 03:08 pm MT (CNA).- A Vatican cardinal intervened in an online discussion of racism on Friday to warn that a lack of welcome in U.S. churches is driving young African Catholics away from the Church. Cardinal Peter Turkson, a Ghanaian

by Perry West Denver Newsroom, Jun 5, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- With disturbing and frightening news dominating the headlines in recent weeks, a psychologist and a priest suggested that Catholics take care to guard their psychological and spiritual health. Just as much of the country has started easing

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 3, 2020 / 05:00 pm MT (CNA).- Pro-life advocates must speak out in defense of all human life–including issues of racial justice and deaths at the hands of police, a prominent pro-life lawmaker told CNA Wednesday. Louisiana state Senator Katrina Jackson told CNA

CNA Staff, Jun 4, 2020 / 06:10 pm MT (CNA).- The Knights of Columbus have announced a forthcoming novena for an end to racism, as Catholic fraternal organizations urge prayer and justice amid burgeoning civic unrest that began with the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed

CNA Staff, Jun 4, 2020 / 03:40 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis on Wednesday called Bishop Mark Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, after the bishop joined a demonstration against racial discrimination to pray for George Floyd. Seitz told local news website El Paso Matters that he received

CNA Staff, Jun 3, 2020 / 02:53 pm MT (CNA).- Pope Francis called the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Wednesday to convey his prayers and solidarity for Americans during the period of national unrest that began with the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed