Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 16, 2023 / 08:00 am
The president of the U.S. Catholic bishops is remembering Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. while observing the federal holiday on Monday, Jan. 16.
“Today, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have celebrated his 94th birthday, we reflect on his legacy of a nonviolent struggle against racial injustice,” Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese of the Military Services, USA, and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said in a statement.
“In the 60 years since Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech,” Broglio continued, “we recognize the progress made towards a just society that leaves no one on the margins, without failing to acknowledge that much work remains.”
He recalled the faith of King, a Baptist minister.