CNA Staff, Jun 15, 2020 / 13:50 pm
The Catholic Church should be at the forefront of efforts to address racial inequality – not only through words, but through actions, said the bishops of Maryland on Monday.
In a June 15 letter, the Maryland bishops said "we must seek to know and understand one another and to work to break down barriers through listening, prayer and a commitment to change hearts and minds."
"However, prayer and dialogue, alone, are not enough," they added. "We must act to bring about true change."
The Maryland Catholic Conference released the letter amid continuing protests around the country following the May 25 death of George Floyd in police custody. Floyd, a black man, died after an officer with the Minneapolis Police Department knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes.