US bishops’ blog offers ‘racial examination of conscience’

USCCB's Department of Justice, Peace & Human Development recommends we ask ourselves a series of questions to find out if we're closet racists

The following is a “racial examination of conscience” put together by Mark Schmidt for the USCCB's Department of Justice, Peace & Human Development. Mark Schmidt is Director of the Office of Respect Life and Social Justice in the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa. 1. Do I interact with people who are different from me outside of work or school? 2. Do I read books or stories … [Read more...]

Bishop Robert McElroy: Racist beliefs and actions are blasphemies against God

San Diego bishop spoke at meeting of interfaith leaders following Charlottesville incident

Denouncing racist beliefs and actions as “blasphemies” against God, Bishop Robert W. McElroy joined with several local interfaith leaders to speak out against bigotry. The San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP) brought together dozens of interfaith leaders, including Bishop McElroy, for a press conference Aug. 18 in the courtyard of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral. The event was … [Read more...]

“The sin of racism”

U.S. bishops create ad hoc Committee Against Racism

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops today announced the establishment of an Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. Initiated by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the USCCB, the committee will focus on addressing the sin of racism in our society, and even in our Church, and the urgent need to come together as a society to find … [Read more...]

LA archbishop urges Catholics to foster racial peace

Archbishop José Gomez: “We need to work to overcome all the forms of racial thinking and racist practices that are still realities in our society”

Responding to violence caused by the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Archbishop of Los Angeles said the message in this week's Gospel is one of inclusion, no matter a person's race or nationality. Archbishop Gomez referenced the Canaanite woman in the reading of the Gospel of Matthew, and said that it was her faith that was “the key to belonging to … [Read more...]

San Jose bishop issues statement on Charlottesville fracas

Bishop Patrick McGrath: "The hate-driven speech and actions of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and the KKK are rooted in a racism that can find no home in this country or our world"

Tolerance is one of founding principles of the United States.  It is enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, which declared: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”  Sadly, we have not always lived up … [Read more...]

Fresno diocese responds to April 18 shooting spree

"An incomprehensible depth of hatred carried in the heart of one man"

The following is a response from Diocese of Fresno to the shootings that occurred on April 18: In less than three minutes, three lives were taken for no apparent reason beyond an incomprehensible depth of hatred carried in the heart of one man. Scripture states: “Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. Anyone who loves … [Read more...]

Abortion is nation’s leading cause of death

Accounts for 64 percent of deaths among Hispanics, 61.1 percent among blacks, according to university study

The following comes from an August 10 Campus Reform article by Autumn Price: A recent University of North Carolina at Charlotte study shows the devastating consequences of abortion on minorities, revealing that voluntary infanticide is by far the leading cause of death for both blacks and Hispanics. The paper, “Induced Abortion, Mortality, and the Conduct of Science,” was … [Read more...]

Arizona can outlaw abortions based in race

Judge refuses to reinstate ACLU lawsuit against state ban

The following comes from a December 16 LifeSiteNews article by Father Mark Hodges: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed the ACLU a legal loss Tuesday, refusing to reinstate a lawsuit striking down an Arizona law that prohibited aborting a baby because of the child's race. The ACLU's attempted lawsuit was against Arizona's Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass … [Read more...]