“But racism still profoundly affects our culture, and it has no place in the Christian heart. This evil causes great harm to its victims, and it corrupts the souls of those who harbor racist or prejudicial thoughts. The persistence of the evil of racism is why we are writing this letter now.”
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has published a pastoral letter against racism. View Here.
Practical Steps for Eradicating Racism: An Invitation – This Guide was prepared to assist Catholics and people of good will in reflecting on the evil and harm of racism. While this is not a comprehensive list, it provides actionable steps that may assist Catholics to reflect and respond in faith.
Based on the bestselling book by Bryan Stevenson, the film Just Mercy presents the stunning and true story of Walter McMillian, a Black man convicted and sentenced to death in Alabama in 1988 for a crime he did not commit. The film illustrates the structural racism endemic to our capital punishment system, and lays bare how this system devalues and cheapens all human life.”
Weekly resources are being shared and are free to access. St Mary’s has a JustFaith group that continues to meet. They have shared this video: Speech delivered by Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III
Fr. Bryan Massingale Professor, Fordham University and author of Racial Justice in the Catholic Church. This video is an interview about how the church can combat racism and white privilege. View Video.
Kate Franssen-Hansen June 25th, 2020