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Sin of Racism

by Perry West Denver Newsroom, Nov 27, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- During the U.S. bishops’ meeting last week, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento said his diocese had hosted a one-man play honoring the first African-American slave to become a Catholic priest, as part of its efforts to address

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 Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 17, 2020 / 04:00 pm MT (CNA).- After a summer of mass protests and civil unrest, bishops from around the U.S. shared stories of confronting racism in their home dioceses at their annual fall meeting on Tuesday. The bishops spoke out to condemn

by Christine Rousselle Washington D.C., Oct 7, 2020 / 03:00 pm MT (CNA).- Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington called for police reform in a virtual town hall event on Tuesday, saying that fear of law enforcement officers among African-American and other minority communities is an indication of the need for

CNA Staff, Oct 4, 2020 / 03:06 am MT (CNA).- Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, has formed an advisory council on racism, the diocese announced this week. The Bishop’s Advisory Council on Racism includes 14 members – both clergy and lay people – who will serve for three years.

CNA Staff, Sep 23, 2020 / 04:00 pm MT (CNA).- After a controversial grand jury decision regarding the death of Breonna Taylor, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville called for unity to work for racial justice and to combat racism, while many in the city of Louisville braced for protests. The

Washington D.C., Sep 9, 2020 / 05:54 pm MT (CNA).- On the feast of St. Peter Claver, bishops in the U.S. preached on overcoming the sin of racism through God’s grace. On August 27, the chair of the U.S. bishops’ anti-racism committee, Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, called for Catholics

CNA Staff, Sep 8, 2020 / 03:01 pm MT (CNA).- The Bishop of Rochester said Thursday that news of the death of Daniel Prude, who died after being arrested in the upstate New York city in March, is a source of sorrow, and a reminder of the Christian call to

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

Since the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shutdown of many businesses, we have often heard the term “essential workers.” But as I pointed out in my recent pastoral letter, Radiate Christ, everyone is essential. Each of us has a role to play in the Church and in