Denver Newsroom, Feb 10, 2021 / 18:46 pm
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia hosted a Zoom conference on “Race and Catholicism” for more than 200 Catholics last week.
Hosted by St. Agatha-St. James Parish and the Newman Center in University City, the February 3 discussion was led by Danielle Brown, associate director of the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
During the hour-and-a-half long program, Brown discussed passages from the pastoral letter “Open Wide Your Hearts,” produced by the USCCB’s Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church. The 230 participants then attended group breakout sessions on Zoom before a final question-and-answer session with Brown.
“My hope [is] that the audience is able to think about these issues with a specifically Catholic framework and that it sparks more prayer, conversion, and conversation,” Brown told CNA.