Bishops from throughout the state of California will release a video today reenacting the Stations of the Cross to draw attention to the sin of racism and ask God’s help in eliminating it.
It is also intended to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the tragic killings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, and the Juneteenth holiday this Friday, celebrating the end of slavery in the United States.
The liturgy was developed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Each station in the video was taped at a location with rich racial significance. The sixth Station of the Cross was taped at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland where Oscar Grant was killed. The tenth station of the cross was taped in a San Diego neighborhood that used to house the local KKK headquarters.
The video runs 40 minutes and will be linked to the home page of every diocese in California. It can also be found here.
Full story at California Catholic Conference.