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Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul-Minneapolis

Minneapolis archbishop prays for peace following sentencing of Derek Chauvin

Jun 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

The archbishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis prayed for peace and called for racial reconciliation on Friday to the sentencing of Derek... Read more

'Cleanse our land': U.S. bishops call for prayer, action to end racism after Chauvin verdict

Apr 21, 2021

Bishops across the United States on Tuesday and Wednesday responded to the guilty verdict for former Minneapolis police officer Derek... Read more

People in Minneapolis react after the verdict was read in the Derek Chauvin trial on April 20, 2021.

St Paul-Minneapolis archbishop calls for healing after Derek Chauvin verdict

Apr 20, 2021

Archbishop Bernard Hebda of Saint Paul and Minneapolis called for peace, reconciliation, and a greater respect for human life after... Read more

Minnesota bishops call for prayer and civility before jury finds Derek Chauvin guilty

Apr 20, 2021

A jury on Tuesday found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on second degree unintentional murder and manslaughter charges... Read more

Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul-Minneapolis  Credit: Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis

Minneapolis archbishop prays for peace as trial of Derek Chauvin begins

Mar 8, 2021

The archbishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis urged peace and prayer before the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who faces... Read more

Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux.

US bishops call for day of fasting to end racism

Aug 27, 2020

The bishops of the United States are urging Catholics to pray and fast for an end to racism on Friday,... Read more

Protestor carrying Black Lives Matter sign.

Indiana priest's suspension after Black Lives Matter letter divides Catholics

Jul 9, 2020

By JD Flynn

Catholics in one Indianapolis suburb are divided over the suspension of a priest who called organizers of the Black Lives... Read more

Mississippi state capitol, Jackson.

Mississippi bishops denounce racism in 4th of July letter

Jul 7, 2020

Bishop Louis Kihnemann of Biloxi and Bishop Joseph Kopacz of Jackson issued an unequivocal call for all Catholics to reject... Read more

EWTN Radio host Gloria Purvis.

How Catholics can work to 'expel this demon' of racism

Jul 1, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Gloria Purvis, host of EWTN’s radio show “Morning Glory,” who has served on the National Black Catholic Congress, said on... Read more

Gloria Purvis. Courtesy photo.

After backlash, EWTN radio host Gloria Purvis says she will persevere

Jun 26, 2020

By JD Flynn

Gloria Purvis, host of a Catholic morning radio show produced by EWTN, said she will keep speaking out for racial... Read more

Protests against the killing of George Floyd in Ann Arbor Michigan, June 2020.

‘No justice, no peace’ reflects Catholic principles for police reform, bishops say

Jun 25, 2020

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, Bishop Mario Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington, and Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux sent... Read more

 Protesters march during a "Black Trans Lives Matter" march against police brutality on June 17, 2020 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City.

Can Catholics support ‘Black Lives Matter’?

Jun 17, 2020

Catholic leaders say the Church has an important role in working for racial justice, but that protesting for justice does... Read more

Brian Carroll. Courtesy photo.

American Solidarity Party candidate presses on to 2020 presidential election

Jun 17, 2020

Republicans and Democrats aren’t the only political parties finding their 2020 campaigning efforts hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more

A peaceful protest in Miami May 31, 2020 following the death of George Floyd.

Maryland Catholic bishops: Fighting racism requires more than words

Jun 15, 2020

The Catholic Church should be at the forefront of efforts to address racial inequality – not only through words, but... Read more

Demonstrators pray the rosary near the St. John Paul II Shrine in Washington, D.C., June 2, 2020,

For justice and healing: Catholics explain why they marched

Jun 12, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Catholics around the country told CNA that they attended recent protests against racism and police brutality in cities, suburbs, and... Read more

June 7th 2020: Black Lives Matter protesters gathered at 16th St NW in Washington, D.C.

'The death of George Floyd will not be in vain', says Democrats for Life coordinator

Jun 11, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The Georgia coordinator for Democrats for Life of America has called for renewed solidarity in the pro-life cause, following the death... Read more

Bishop Edward Scarfenberger. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Albany

Buffalo bishop ‘honors witness’ of Catholic man injured in protest

Jun 11, 2020

The interim bishop of Buffalo paid tribute to a Catholic peace activist who was hospitalized after an encounter with police last... Read more

Fr. Josh Johnson. Courtesy photo.

‘God is inviting us to be part of the solution’- Black Catholic priests on racism and healing

Jun 10, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Two black Catholic priests— one ordained six years, the other 42— shared their thoughts with CNA this week on the... Read more

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. CNA file photo.

Catholics cannot remain indifferent to racism, Phoenix bishop says

Jun 9, 2020

Catholics have a key part to play— in cooperation with God’s grace— in overcoming racism, the bishop of Phoenix said... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Archbishop Gomez says US has work to do in achieving racial equality

Jun 9, 2020

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles asked the parishes of his archdiocese to toll their bells for eight minutes and... Read more