U.S. bishops condemn sin of racism
"But racism still profoundly affects our culture, and it has no place in the Christian heart. This evil causes great harm to its victims, and it corrupts the souls of those who harbor racist or prejudicial thoughts. The persistence of the evil of racism is why we are writing this letter now." - Open Wide our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love
America published an article featuring news from the "U.S. Catholic bishops who voted overwhelmingly to adopt and promulgate a new pastoral letter on racism, the first since 1979’s “Brothers and Sisters Unto Us.” “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love” describes racism as an “ugly cancer [that] still infects our nation.” The letter also condemns the rise of anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim sentiment and xenophobia. Other topics such as police brutality, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, mass incarceration, and housing and educational discrimination are also highlighted in the letter."
This comes at the same time that FSPA has declared A Revolution of Goodness, celebrating authentically unity in diversity by challenging ourselves to unveil our white privilege. Also at a time when the Leadership Conference of Women Religious condemns racism in all forms. We also recognize the movement of the holy spirit as the U.S. bishops also voted unanimously to move forward the cause for canonization of Sister Thea Bowman.
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