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Jul 8, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- American hip-hop singer Kanye West has denounced the nation’s largest abortion provider as racist and demonic after announcing an unexpected run for the Oval Office on July 4. 
Jul 7, 2020 - 01:12 pm .- Bishop Louis Kihnemann of Biloxi and Bishop Joseph Kopacz of Jackson issued an unequivocal call for all Catholics to reject racism in society in a joint Independence Day letter.
Jul 6, 2020 - 04:58 pm .- Both the Bishop of Spokane and the leader of a Washington state Catholic Charities organization have spoken out about a controversial video in which the charity leader said that he, his organization, and the Catholic Church are racist, and that the Catholic Church is premised on the idea that Jesus Christ was white.
Jul 4, 2020 - 03:58 pm .- The Bishop of Brownsville, Texas has criticized Planned Parenthood and pro-choice political organizations in the state for use of anti-Mexican ethnic slur in its campaign against the reelection of pro-life state Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.
Jul 1, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- Gloria Purvis, host of EWTN’s radio show “Morning Glory,” who has served on the National Black Catholic Congress, said on Wednesday that Catholics need to work together to “expel this demon” of racism through prayer and fasting.
Jun 30, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- A cardinal has encouraged Catholics to take part in the worldwide struggle for racial justice following the death of George Floyd.
Jun 26, 2020 - 03:55 pm .- Gloria Purvis, host of a Catholic morning radio show produced by EWTN, said she will keep speaking out for racial justice, amid news that her show will no longer be broadcast by a large radio network which carries EWTN’s syndicated radio content.
Jun 25, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, Bishop Mario Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington, and Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux sent a joint letter to members of Congress on Wednesday “in the wake of the terrible and unjust killing of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and so many more.”
Jun 24, 2020 - 04:08 pm .- As rioters across the United States target statues depicting figures of various stripes, the bishop of Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday denounced the indiscriminate destruction and called for a nationwide education effort and a respectful discussion of how to commemorate historic people and events.
Jun 23, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Catholic former president of a Florida university’s student senate says he was removed from office for questioning controversial policy positions of the Black Lives Matter group in a text message thread with fellow Catholic students.
Jun 18, 2020 - 03:00 am .- Sister Thea Bowman was the granddaughter of a slave, an advocate for racial justice, and the first African American woman to address the U.S. bishops' conference. Two years ago, her sainthood cause was opened.
Jun 17, 2020 - 05:29 pm .- In the face of recent protests, a Catholic art magazine has organized the Bakhita Prize for the Visual Arts to encourage artists to display the dignity of those affected by racial violence.
Jun 17, 2020 - 05:29 pm .- Catholic leaders say the Church has an important role in working for racial justice, but that protesting for justice does not imply endorsement of the positions taken by Black Lives Matter organizations.
Jun 17, 2020 - 03:19 am .- Republicans and Democrats aren’t the only political parties finding their 2020 campaigning efforts hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 15, 2020 - 02:50 pm .- The Catholic Church should be at the forefront of efforts to address racial inequality – not only through words, but through actions, said the bishops of Maryland on Monday.
Jun 13, 2020 - 03:37 am .- Amid the worldwide panic surrounding coronavirus and lockdowns, as well as protests and unrest in many parts of the country in recent weeks, it can be easy for people of any faith to ask: Where is God?
Jun 12, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Catholics around the country told CNA that they attended recent protests against racism and police brutality in cities, suburbs, and towns—in California, New York City, Chicago, Cleveland, Washington, D.C., Nebraska, West Virginia, and Tennessee.
Jun 11, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- The Georgia coordinator for Democrats for Life of America has called for renewed solidarity in the pro-life cause, following the death of George Floyd. Rev. Harriet Bradley said Wednesday that national and international protests over Floyd’s death in recent weeks have the power to effect global change.
Jun 10, 2020 - 03:00 am .- Two black Catholic priests— one ordained six years, the other 42— shared their thoughts with CNA this week on the sin of racism, and the importance of praying, fasting, and advocating for healing.
Jun 10, 2020 - 12:34 am .- Catholics have a key part to play— in cooperation with God’s grace— in overcoming racism, the bishop of Phoenix said at the diocesan Mass for Forgiveness of the Sin of Racism this week.

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