Feb 9, 2017 - 06:01 am .- A week after Hispanic Catholics experienced racial harassment and taunts from a group of men during a Spanish Mass, the local community in Portland, Oregon sprang into action to show their support for the churchgoers.
Sep 13, 2016 - 08:02 pm .- If it hopes to bring peace to racial tensions in the U.S., the Catholic Church must be more present in troubled communities and unite with other faiths in doing so, bishops insisted.
Aug 17, 2016 - 04:44 pm .- After riots last weekend in Milwaukee brought long-standing social tensions to the surface, Catholic leaders are calling for prayer first and foremost, but also action to promote justice.
Jul 23, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- After several shootings and increased racial tensions around the country, the head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has called for a national day of prayer and appointed a task force devoted to peace and unity.
Jun 18, 2015 - 12:30 pm .- A mass shooting at a historic African-American church in Charleston, S.C. drew prayers and sympathy from the state’s Catholics, aghast at the horror of the crime which may have had racial motivations.
Jun 16, 2015 - 03:43 pm .- The head of the U.S. bishops’ conference pledged support for reconciliation and healing efforts in areas around the country that have been the site of racial tension and violent clashes between police and citizens.
Feb 20, 2015 - 12:49 am .- Church representatives across Europe cautioned Wednesday against a rise in xenophobic attitudes toward minorities and urged political leaders to stop pinning blame, and start promoting human values.
Sep 17, 2014 - 02:34 am .- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was “a monumental step forward” for human dignity, but continued work is necessary to fight the “destructive influence of racism,” said the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference.
Dec 6, 2013 - 05:58 am .- In wake of the passing of Nelson Mandela, spokesman for South Africa’s Episcopal Conference lauded his political achievements, stating that he will be remembered most for his work in fostering unity.