In November 2018, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released it's long anticipated pastoral letter against racism - Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love. In conjunction with the 32-page document the USCCB also released a shorter letter highlighting the racial disparities systemically upheld within our country's criminal justice system: Open Wide Our Hearts: Racism and the Criminal Justice System.

Download this letter and learn how all people of goodwill are called to address the evil of racism. As you read, contemplate how the most egregious example of our broken criminal justice system - the death penalty - reflects the racial discrimination and bias we are called as Catholics to dismantle.

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