US bishops’ blog offers ‘racial examination of conscience’

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,

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2017-12-30T08:23:32-08:00December 30th, 2017|Categories: Church life, Immigration|Tags: |33 Comments

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

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

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2017-08-27T10:48:07-08:00August 27th, 2017|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , , |38 Comments

LA archbishop urges Catholics to foster racial peace

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

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2017-08-23T11:58:58-08:00August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , , |9 Comments

San Jose bishop issues statement on Charlottesville fracas

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

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2017-08-17T10:36:14-08:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , , , |31 Comments

Arizona can outlaw abortions based in race

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

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