Tag: Racism

Black Catholic’s challenge to fellow Catholics: Make change by living out faith principles

Black Catholic’s challenge to fellow Catholics: Make change by living out faith principles

| June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

“I’d want white, Minnesota Catholics to examine their conscience: Where have you have failed to do good? And in doing so, I think that’s where the answers will come in their role in all of this, and how to renew the face of the earth.”

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Vatican official: Racism is ‘spiritual’ virus that must be wiped out

Vatican official: Racism is ‘spiritual’ virus that must be wiped out

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Much like the coronavirus pandemic, racism is a “spiritual” virus that has spread throughout the world and must be eradicated, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

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Louisiana bishop: ‘People are losing their lives because of racism’

Louisiana bishop: ‘People are losing their lives because of racism’

| Mark Pattison | May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The bishop who heads the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism said the May 25 death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police “reminds us that people are losing their lives because of racism.”

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Three U.S. bishops condemn racism in context of COVID-19 pandemic

Three U.S. bishops condemn racism in context of COVID-19 pandemic

The chairmen of three boards of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have issued a joint statement expressing their deep concern about incidents of racism and xenophobia against Americans of Asian and Pacific Island heritage amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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USCCB president urges nation to overcome racism that still clouds hearts

USCCB president urges nation to overcome racism that still clouds hearts

| January 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

While the United States has “come a long way” in addressing racism and injustice, much more remains to be accomplished to achieve the dream of “the beloved community” envisioned by the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said.

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El Paso bishop calls out racism but urges accused shooter’s life be spared

El Paso bishop calls out racism but urges accused shooter’s life be spared

| Rhina Guidos | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s a pastoral letter that pulls no punches, goes far into the past and continues up to the recent present of racism at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Bishops overwhelmingly approve pastoral against racism

Bishops overwhelmingly approve pastoral against racism

| Mark Pattison | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops took the first steps toward approving a pastoral letter against racism with the document’s introduction Nov. 13 during their annual fall general meeting.

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Seek first the kingdom

Seek first the kingdom

| Jason Adkins | October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Faithful citizenship requires transcending the ideologies and partisan divides of our time and working primarily for the salvation of souls, not for short-term political gain on high-profile issues.

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Christians have moral mandate to fight racism, populism, say speakers

Christians have moral mandate to fight racism, populism, say speakers

| Carol Glatz | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christians have the teachings and the responsibility to address growing fear of and discrimination against immigrants and refugees, said speakers opening a Vatican-sponsored conference.

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Catholic family offers a model for love, harmony among races, cultures

Catholic family offers a model for love, harmony among races, cultures

| Tyler Orsburn | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a world that has embraced the CMYK and RGB color charts — the hue models for color printing and computer screens — many in the U.S. still see the world in black and white.

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St. Peter Claver to host prayer service for racial justice and peace

St. Peter Claver to host prayer service for racial justice and peace

| August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda will preside over an ecumenical prayer service for racial justice, peace and healing 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at St. Peter Claver in St. Paul. 

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Black Catholic Leadership Initiative aims to broaden roles, presence across archdiocese

Black Catholic Leadership Initiative aims to broaden roles, presence across archdiocese

| May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the heels of last summer’s National Black Catholic Congress in Orlando, local participants organized the Black Catholic Leadership Initiative to put the congress’ themes into play with three focus areas: prayer, youths and justice. The meeting at St. Raphael provided an update of the group’s ongoing work as well as a spiritual retreat.

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