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Louisiana State Senator Katrina Jackson speaks at Stork Ball 2020 on January 23, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Racial justice is a pro-life issue, says leading pro-life legislator

Jun 3, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Pro-life advocates must speak out in defense of all human life--including issues of racial justice and deaths at the hands... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson.

Vatican cardinal urges forgiveness, justice in response to George Floyd killing

Jun 3, 2020

Cardinal Peter Turkson on Wednesday decried the existence of racism around the world, urging people to seek justice and fraternity,... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at a general audience in the apostolic library.

Pope Francis prays for the soul of George Floyd and for peace and justice in US

Jun 3, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Wednesday that he is praying for the soul of George Floyd and all victims of racism, adding... Read more

St. Albert the Great parish in Minneapolis, Minn., where some local residents took shelter May 28, 2020.

Catholic parish offers sanctuary amid Minneapolis riots

Jun 2, 2020

When protests following the death of George Floyd turned violent Thursday night, a small Catholic parish in Minneapolis became a... Read more

 US President Donald Trump holds up a Bible outside of St John's Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, DC on June 1, 2020.

Trump says he will dispatch troops if riots continue

Jun 1, 2020

During a speech from the Rose Garden on June 1, President Donald Trump pledged to deploy the U.S. military if... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago.

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

Jun 1, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

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'

Jun 1, 2020

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 

May 29, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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

May 29, 2020

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

May 29, 2020

By JD Flynn

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

May 13, 2020

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 

May 6, 2020

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

Mother Mary Lange.

Sainthood cause advances for religious sister, educator who fought racism

Dec 11, 2019

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

Aug 19, 2019

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

Aug 13, 2019

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

Aug 9, 2019

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

Feb 19, 2019

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

Sep 20, 2018

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

Sep 8, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Aug 10, 2018

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