CNA Staff, Jun 23, 2020 / 18:01 pm
The Bishop of Metuchen led a prayer service for racial harmony and justice Friday, urging Catholics to focus on the eradication of racism.
Bishop James Checchio held the prayer service at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi June 19.
"Evil is real and even more dangerous than the coronavirus," he said during his homily, challenging Catholics to pray and sacrifice for an end to racism, adding that "we need to address this national plague [of racism] with the same intensity we are using in our efforts to eradicate the COVID-19 virus."
"As we continue to respond to the global pandemic of COVID-19 and its impact on our health and our economy, evil has shown itself anew to us as the sin and social disease of racism," he said.