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Sin of Racism

Memphis, Tenn., Jan 20, 2020 / 11:35 am MT (CNA).- On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., was fatally shot outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. King is remembered as the most visible leader of the civil rights movement, for which he was awarded the …

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 …

by Eastern Oklahoma Catholic Tulsa, Okla., Jun 1, 2021 / 19:00 pm At the end of May, our local community commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Sparked by the false accusation that a young black man had sexually assaulted a white woman, the racial violence that unfolded …

CNA Staff, May 6, 2021 / 06:10 am America/Denver (CNA). Pope Francis said Thursday that “aggressive forms of nationalism and radical individualism,” exposed during the pandemic, are having a severe impact on migrants worldwide. In his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, issued May 6, he said …

by CNA Staff San Francisco, Calif., May 5, 2021 / 18:26 pm America/Denver (CNA). Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, called on local Catholics to “engage in prayer, adoration and fasting for an end to violence and hatred,” after two Asian women were stabbed at a bus stop …

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 …

CNA Staff, Apr 20, 2021 / 17:01 pm America/Denver (CNA). Archbishop Bernard Hebda of Minneapolis called for peace, reconciliation, and a greater respect for human life after former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the 2020 murder of George Floyd. In a statement shortly after the verdict was …

CNA Staff, Apr 12, 2021 / 17:51 pm America/Denver (CNA). Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco last week condemned violence against Asian people in the United States, drawing comparisons between the COVID-19 vaccine and standing against racism. “Inoculation against racism can be summed up in one word: virtue,” Cordileone said …

WASHINGTON — Following deadly shootings at three businesses in the greater Atlanta area this past week and the dialogue that has been ignited about other reported incidents of aggression against people of Asian descent, Bishop Oscar A. Solis of Salt Lake City, and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic …