Race Relations

Thumbnail black hand white hand credit alexey skachkov shutterstock cna A brief history of the Catholic Church's fight against racism

Catholic bishops from around the country recently condemned the white nationalism at rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia. But what might be lesser...

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Thumbnail philando castile funeral African-American Catholics to hold prayer service in response to racism and brutality

African-American Catholics will hold a prayer service in response to racism and brutality on Friday, August 12 at the Church of the Transfiguration...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 158327435 After Charlottesville

Amid the cries of alarm in the wake of the tragic violence in Charlottesville, one unanswered question stands out: After all these years—all this...

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Thumbnail bishops credit martha calderon cna Amid racial tensions, US bishops search for healing and peace

Baltimore, Md., Nov 15, 2016 / 03:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Race relations, racism, and violence were on the mind of the United States bishops during...

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Thumbnail jason stockley protests in st louis mo credit paul sableman via flickr cc by 20 filter added cna Archbishop calls for peace amid protests over St Louis verdict

The Archbishop of St. Louis called for prayer and peace after a judge acquitted a former St. Louis police officer in the shooting of a man in 2011....

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Thumbnail protests in baltimore after man died while in police custody april 28 2015 credit andrew burton getty images cna 4 28 15 Baltimore archbishop: With God, a broken city can heal

After both peaceful protests and violent riots following the death of an African American man in the custody of the Baltimore police, the local...

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Thumbnail a prayer vigil in dallas for the injured and killed policemen in a july 8 attack in dallas credit spencer platt getty images cna Be healers in a hurting world, Catholic bishops say after shootings

Dallas, Texas, Jul 8, 2016 / 02:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid tensions following two high profile police shootings of African-Americans and the...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 605344490 Being good-hearted is not enough

Charity is about being good-hearted, but justice is about something more. Individual sympathy is good and virtuous, but it doesn’t necessarily...

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Thumbnail lit candle at the memorial for orlando at st patricks catholic church in rome alexeygotovskiy cna cna 6 16 16 Bishops across US condemn racism after white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

With deadly violence following a rally of white supremacists this past weekend in Charlottesville, Va., bishops throughout the nation denounced...

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Thumbnail black hands credit zlikovec shutterstock cna Black Catholic congress emphasizes unity, action

Orlando, Fla., Jul 14, 2017 / 02:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- More than 2,000 participants from across the country gathered in Orlando, Fla. last week...

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Thumbnail candles credit unsplash 4 cna Calls for prayer amid 'abhorrent' violence in Charlottesville

The head of the U.S. bishops conference called for prayers after one person was killed and over a dozen injured during a white nationalist protest...

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Thumbnail diversity credit a katz 1 shutterstock cna Cincinnati Catholics hope to give Church a megaphone on racial, social problems

Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb 25, 2017 / 04:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in Cincinnati are hoping that an upcoming meeting of bishops and leaders will...

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Thumbnail people hold hands during a rally lead by faith leaders in front of baltimore city hall on may 3 2015 in baltimore maryland credit andrew burton getty images cna For Catholics in West Baltimore, the only answer to violence is community

After unrest erupted in Baltimore following the death of 25 year-old Freddie Gray, Catholics stepped up to restore their communities and pray for...

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Thumbnail georgetown reconciliation service 2017 credit addie mena 4 cna Georgetown begins to make amends for 1838 sale of enslaved persons

Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2017 / 03:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- One hundred and seventy-nine years ago, two Jesuit priests sold 272 persons at a slave...

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Thumbnail archbishop wilton gregory photo credit georgia bulletin michael alexander 1 cna Hate speech is vocal pornography, says Archbishop Gregory

The Archbishop of Atlanta said this week that racism must be solved through encounter, and stressed that ignorance is the fuel to bigotry and hate...

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Thumbnail latino family Having ‘the talk’ with kids … about racism

As the parent of three children under the age of 13, I certainly don’t look forward to having “the talk.” In fact, I outright dread it. And I...

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Thumbnail black hand white hand credit alexey skachkov shutterstock cna Here's how the Church in Baltimore is taking concrete steps to fight racism

As racial tensions continue across the United States, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore announced a statewide task force to combat racism and...

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Thumbnail pray for peace in baltimore may 1 2015 credit addie mena cna 5 1 15 How Baltimore's Catholics are still working to heal their communities

Baltimore, Md., Aug 12, 2016 / 03:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After the Justice Department issued a scathing rebuke of Baltimore’s policing abuses,...

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