Racial Tensions

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 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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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 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 20151015cnsbr0988 First thoughts on this year’s elections

I am still trying to get my mind around this year’s election. People have been asking me: What’s going on in America? I’m not sure I have the...

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Thumbnail 20170815t1241 0066 cns virginia protests 'Forgive them' – powerful words from father of Charlottesville victim

After recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia involving white supremacy groups and counter-protesters, the father of the woman who was killed...

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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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Thumbnail bishop edward braxton courtesy of the catholic university of america communications office 1 cna How do we heal racial tensions? Start by admitting errors, US bishop says

To address the longstanding racial divide within the United States – and within the Catholic Church in the country – Catholics should learn more...

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Thumbnail candlelight vigil credit a katz shutterstock cna How the Catholic Church needs to fight racism

Washington D.C., Sep 13, 2016 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If it hopes to bring peace to racial tensions in the U.S., the Catholic Church must be...

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Thumbnail candle vigil credit coloneljohnbritt via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 12 12 14 How the US bishops' anti-racism committee will address social problems

Racism is not going away. Catholics can’t pretend that it will just disappear, the chair of the U.S. bishops’ new anti-racism committee said on...

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Thumbnail archbishop jose gomez of los angeles california credit daniel ibanez cna In wake of violence, 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...

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Thumbnail la riots More Angelenos believe another riot ‘likely’

Driving back from work at TRW, an aerospace company in Redondo Beach, on April 29, 1992, Anderson Shaw couldn’t believe what he was seeing,...

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These are days when it can seem as if things are coming undone and breaking apart in our society. Last week, we witnessed police officers being...

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These are hard days for police officers and their family members.  Law enforcement is a family affair. When someone puts on a uniform, straps on...

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Thumbnail prayer rosary credit kzenon shutterstock cna Racial tensions spark day of prayer, peace task force with US bishops

Washington D.C., Jul 23, 2016 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After several shootings and increased racial tensions around the country, the head of...

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