The second Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities will be observed Sept. 9, the feast of St. Peter Claver.
“Hispanic” is not a race, but an ethnicity. There are Hispanics who are white, black and indigenous. Many embody a mix of these.
By creating a committee to deal with racism, the country’s Catholic bishops are standing up for the American value of equality and for a Gospel that refutes the hatred and violence the country witnessed Aug. 11 and 12 during white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, said the bishop who will lead the effort.
I, like many of you, was shocked by what I saw on television and in the newspapers. It was another reminder of the sad reality that our nation continues to struggle with the blight of racism, bigotry and intolerance.
The Franciscan Action Network called on all Americans, “especially ourselves and those who have benefited from white privilege,” to look within themselves “and confront America’s original sin —the sin of racism.” “White Americans must no longer stand silent as we continue to benefit from the attitudes and structures that put us ahead of African-Americans and […]
It began with the fatal shootings of unarmed black men and women by police. It was exacerbated in the summer when, on July 7, a gunman in Dallas opened fire on police during a march, killing five officers in a presumed act of retaliation.
Prayers for peace at Catholic schools and parishes around the country Sept. 9 are meant to “build relationships and plant seeds in people’s minds and hearts” said Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana.
Father Bryan Massingale, a priest of the Milwaukee Archdiocese and well-known theologian, knows what it’s like to be watched by police.
The Father Wilfred Illies Memorial Lecture Committee has invited Father Bryan Massingale to speak on “The Culture of Encounter and Racial Justice: Toward a New Mercy” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Christ Church Newman Center in St. Cloud. The author of the book “Racial Justice and the Catholic Church” (Orbis, 2010), Father Massingale […]
Father Bryan Massingale will speak on “The Ethical Dimensions of Racism,” which is the 11th Annual Father Wil Ilies Memorial Lecture “Heart Speaks to Heart.” He will present at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Christ Church Newman Center Terrace, 396 1st Ave. S., St. Cloud. The author of “Racial Justice and the Catholic Church” […]