Racism is a wound—one that remains unhealed in our society, as evidenced by the modern-day lynching of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. Hear how Pope Francis and U.S. Bishops responded to the killing, and learn how we are called to do the same.
Currently, many are living in self-quarantine or attempting some degree of social distancing as we each do our part to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Ultimately, there is no way to know just how long we'll be cooped up this way. But we can try to use this time of relative quiet to deepen our knowledge of the injustices in our world — injustices that, even during a global pandemic, will not lessen or fade of their own accord.
CMN created brief one page information sheets that shares Catholic Teaching and state-specific information on the death penalty. These are designed to educate Catholics, serve as bulletin inserts, handouts, or for those attending diocesan or parish advocacy days.
In November 2018, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released its long-anticipated pastoral letter against racism, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love. This prayer closes the letter. It is a call for Catholics and all people of goodwill to combat racial injustices with love and unity.