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Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago.

‘Covert White Supremacy’ tweet does not reflect Church’s values, Chicago archdiocese says

A chart detailing “Covert White Supremacy”— which a Chicago archdiocese office shared online amid widespread protests against racism in the... Read more

Protest for George Floyd in Minneapolis, May 26, 2020.

Archbishop Gomez on racism: 'It should not be this way in America'

The leader of the country’s largest Catholic diocese and the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference addressed the weekend’s violence... Read more

A cantor sings at a May 29 prayer service at St. Peter Claver Church in St. Paul, Mn. Facebook screen shot.

Christ can overcome racism, Minnesota priest says at George Floyd prayer service 

The love of Christ can overcome the sin of racism, the pastor of a historic Minnesota African-American parish said Friday,... Read more

A protester demonstrates after the death of George Floyd.

‘Racism is not a thing of the past’ – US bishops respond to George Floyd killing

Leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference responded to the killing of an African American man in Minneapolis this week by... Read more

RIP George has been painted on a wall after a night of protests and violence on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

After death of George Floyd, Minnesota Catholics pray for justice

While rioters and looters took to the streets, and parts of Minneapolis burned, some Minnesota Catholics called for justice, for... Read more

rchbishop Wilton Gregory at a Mass celebrated at the Capital One Arena before the 2020 March for Life.

Archbishop Gregory denounces ‘murderous attack’ on Ahmaud Arbery

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C., has spoken out against the “murderous attack” which caused the death of Ahmaud Arbery... Read more

US bishops denounce racism, encourage solidarity amid coronavirus pandemic 

Leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference have denounced acts of racial prejudice against Asian Americans as the world continues battling... Read more

We March with Selma. Via Flickr CC BY NC 2.0.

The nuns who witnessed the life and death of Martin Luther King

Last year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day marked the first without Sister Mary Antona Ebo, the only black Catholic nun... Read more

Mother Mary Lange.

Sainthood cause advances for religious sister, educator who fought racism

In the race to see who will become the first canonized black American saint, one candidate’s cause has advanced: Mother... Read more

The Church of the Incarnation.

After investigation, Memphis bishop defends priest accused of racism

The Diocese of Memphis is supporting a pastor whose staff denied a job to a black housekeeper on the grounds... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Gomez: 'White America' is a myth

The Archbishop of Los Angeles wrote this week that the white nationalism which motivated a mass shooting in El Paso,... Read more

A demonstrator holds a sign protesting President Trump’s visit to El Paso after a mass shooting over the weekend.

Citing El Paso shooting, US bishops condemn divisive, hateful rhetoric

Leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference on issues of immigration and racism denounced xenophobic and dehumanizing language in the United... Read more

Bishops ask Supreme Court to hear case on racism in death sentencing

Three U.S. bishops have called on the Supreme Court to take up the case of a death row inmate in... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2015.

It's our duty to fight racism, Pope tells international conference

All people have a responsibility to fight new forms of racism in the modern world, Pope Francis told more than... Read more

Florida Catholic event seeks to overcome denial about modern racism

A recent event in a Florida diocese is seeking to help Catholics overcome a lack of awareness about the ongoing... Read more

A vigil in Charlottesville after violence at a white nationalist rally August 2017.

A year after Charlottesville, Virginia bishops pray for end to racism

The bishops of Virginia offered prayers for peace and a renewed sense of human dignity ahead of the one-year anniversary... Read more

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - August 12, 2017: White nationalists and counter protesters clash in during a rally that turned violent.

New study shows ‘alt-right’ views linked to infrequent church attendance and divorce

Newly released data shows that those Americans who only occasionally go to church services are more likely to hold so-called... Read more

Dr. Martin Luther King giving his 'I Have a Dream' speech during the March on Washington in Washington, D.C., on 28 August 1963. Public Domain.

MLK’s example means no sitting on the sidelines, Catholic bishops say

Bells will ring out in honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of... Read more

Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his I Have a Dream speech during the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. Public Domain.

Cardinal: Fight racism with love to honor MLK's legacy

Americans must recommit to the fight against racism through love and faith, said the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference... Read more

Arlington priest pays restitution for burning KKK cross in family's lawn

An Arlington priest who was formerly a KKK member has written an apology letter and paid restitution to a family... Read more