Milwaukee, Wis., Aug 15, 2016 / 13:49 pm
The Milwaukee riots and violence that followed a police shooting of an armed man this weekend show the need for a true Christian transformation in life and society, the city's archbishop commented Monday.
"I firmly believe that the loss of a strong faith that builds character and creates change is currently missing from our current, secular equation," Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee said Aug. 15.
"Faith in Jesus Christ has not changed. However, the commitment to live that faith has become dormant. It's time to awaken our confidence, together, in Jesus Christ and the Gospel that presents us with the only true transformation which changes hearts as well as minds."
His words come after a fatal police shooting triggered both peaceful protests and violent riots, and apparently led to another shooting.