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Racism - Latest News
Nov 18, 2020 - 06:31 pm .- The U.S. bishops on Tuesday praised a virtual exhibit created by the Diocese of Green Bay, which features portraits of racially diverse Catholics from the diocese and testimonies about their experiences.  
Nov 17, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- After a summer of mass protests and civil unrest, bishops from around the U.S. shared stories of confronting racism in their home dioceses at their annual fall meeting on Tuesday.
Oct 15, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ recently-released children’s book “Everyone Belongs” has won a gold medal in the Religion/Spirituality category of the 2020 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards
Oct 4, 2020 - 03:06 am .- Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, has formed an advisory council on racism, the diocese announced this week.
Sep 22, 2020 - 12:00 am .- A Black Catholic leader said Friday that the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is the wrong organization to lead an important movement against racism in the U.S., because, he said, it asserts a relativistic agenda that will cause harm to Black families.
Sep 9, 2020 - 05:54 pm .- On the feast of St. Peter Claver, bishops in the U.S. preached on overcoming the sin of racism through God’s grace.
Sep 9, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- September 9 marks the Feast of St. Peter Claver, a Jesuit priest who ministered to African slaves in Colombia in the 17th century. The U.S. bishops have invited Catholics to observe the day with fasting and prayer for an end to racism in the United States.
Sep 3, 2020 - 11:26 am .- A New York priest said his parish added a “pledge for racial justice” to Masses as part of its anti-racism initiatives, and that no one at the parish is required to participate in it. While video of the pledge has been the subject of criticism in the media and from some Catholics, the Archdiocese of New York has not commented on the matter.
Sep 1, 2020 - 10:15 am .- A coalition of Black leaders is calling out Planned Parenthood for “targeting” Black communities for abortions while professing to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
Aug 28, 2020 - 03:48 pm .- The Beatitudes provide a way forward in a time of suffering, the Archbishop of Washington, D.C. said at a Mass on Friday on the anniversary of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington.
Aug 26, 2020 - 11:35 am .- Catholics in Kenosha, Wisconsin, are praying for peace after a third night of violence following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Aug 24, 2020 - 11:30 am .- “The Church stands as a beacon of hope,” said Archbishop Jerome Listecki. “The sins of violence, injustice, racism and hatred must be purged from our communities with acts of mercy.”
Aug 5, 2020 - 02:55 am .- After controversy surrounding the removal of American Catholic author Flannery O’Connor’s name from a residence hall, Loyola University Maryland has not said whether it will reconsider its decision.
Jul 30, 2020 - 05:01 pm .- The president of Loyola University Maryland announced Friday that the Flannery O'Connor Residence Hall was being renamed, saying, “some of her personal writings reflected a racist perspective.”
Jul 30, 2020 - 11:04 am .- San Francisco’s first Black firefighter, a Catholic convert whose faith helped him endure years of racial abuse within the department, will have a city street named after him.
Jul 29, 2020 - 05:30 pm .- Black pro-life leaders spoke during an event Tuesday about the need for the pro-life movement to become more consistent and less political on the problem of racism in order to advance the cause of life.
Jul 27, 2020 - 03:20 pm .- The archbishop of Portland, Oregon is urging Catholics to learn about and study how to respond to the sin of racism, while at the same time condemning the violence accompanying many of the protests in the city for the past two months.
Jul 27, 2020 - 01:01 pm .- Some pro-life advocates say that the recent push for racial equality in the US can be an awakening to the importance of their cause, and how the two problems can go hand-in-hand.
Jul 9, 2020 - 11:22 pm .- Catholics in one Indianapolis suburb are divided over the suspension of a priest who called organizers of the Black Lives Matter Movement “maggots and parasites.”
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. 

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