Where we stand / Donde estamos parados

“But racism still profoundly affects our culture, and it has no place in the Christian heart. This evil causes great harm to its victims, and it corrupts the souls of those who harbor racist or prejudicial thoughts. The persistence of the evil of racism is why we are writing this letter now.” From the USCCB’s Open Wide Our Hearts, a pastoral letter on racism

“Pero el racismo todavía afecta profundamente nuestra cultura, y no tiene lugar en el corazón cristiano. Este mal causa un gran daño a sus víctimas y corrompe las almas de aquellos que albergan pensamientos racistas o perjudiciales. La persistencia del mal del racismo es por qué estamos escribiendo esta carta ahora “. Del Abramos Nuestros Corazones de la USCCB, una carta pastoral sobre racismo.

Education / Educación

Overcoming Racism: Address the Issue with Empathy, article in The Catholic Miscellany

  • “We need to recognize that racism is a sin that hurts our society. …As baptized people, we do not have the option to ignore this kind of sin.”

The Racial Divide in the United States, a pastoral letter and study guide

  • Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville, Ill.: “I wondered what I was doing to make someone suspicious. Many years would pass before I would hear the expression ‘racial profiling’.”

Combatting Racism (lucha contra el racismo)

  • The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s page on racial justice, with many resources (recursos españoles de los obispos de EE. UU.)

Prayer to Overcome Racism / Oración de Superar de Racismo