CNA Staff, Sep 15, 2020 / 13:21 pm
The California bishops met Wednesday African American Catholic leaders to begin a year-long initiative meant better to understand and combat racism.
The Sept. 9 meeting occurred on the feast of St. Peter Claver, which numerous U.S. dioceses and Catholic organizations observed as a day of fasting and prayer to end racism.
The bishops said they were "meeting with African American Catholic leaders to begin a journey aimed at converting our hearts to more fully understand the extent and nature of the sin of racism in ourselves, our Church and our nation."
"This journey is intended to offer tangible change, in which the Bishops, together with the clergy, religious and faithful of California participate," they said.