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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

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 11, 2020 / 04:00 pm MT (CNA).- The Georgia state coordinator for Democrats for Life of America has called for renewed solidarity in the pro-life cause, following the death of George Floyd. Rev. Harriet Bradley said Wednesday that national and international protests over

CNA Staff, Jun 10, 2020 / 12:34 am MT (CNA).- Catholics have a key part to play— in cooperation with God’s grace— in overcoming racism, the bishop of Phoenix said at the diocesan Mass for Forgiveness of the Sin of Racism this week. “George Floyd did not die alone. Jesus

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 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 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

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Jun 2, 2020 / 05:38 pm MT (CNA).- Minneapolis clergy, including Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul-Minneapolis, participated in a silent walking protest Tuesday afternoon to the spot where George Floyd died in police custody last week, stopping to pray at the memorial that had