CNA Staff, Jun 9, 2020 / 23:34 pm
Catholics have a key part to play- in cooperation with God's grace- in overcoming racism, the bishop of Phoenix said at the diocesan Mass for Forgiveness of the Sin of Racism this week.
"George Floyd did not die alone. Jesus was with him-praying with him and for him. At every time and every place, Jesus draws near to every person, especially in times of suffering and at the hour of death," Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix said in the homily June 8.
As the Church gathers to pray for forgiveness for the sin of racism, Olmsted said, it is important to define what Catholics mean by the term.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church offers guidance, he said, defining it as "unjust discrimination on the basis of a person's race."