- Feb 21, 2020
Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville decried “a crisis of gun violence” in the United States and asked Catholics in his diocese to come together to suggest ways to stop it.
Bishop Edward Braxton says the debate over Confederate and Civil War monuments is not a black and white issue, but one that should be engaged via local and communal discussions. Following lectures at the Catholic University of America, Braxton told Crux he believes the racial divide in America will not be bridged by a president, but by people willing to listen, pray, and act together.
Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville gave several imperatives to the National Black Catholic Congress: Listen, learn, think, act and pray. The bishop said African-American Catholics need to get into real conversations with others in the community about their history so they can grow by means of knowledge.
Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville, Illinois, described Rev. King as “the conscience of the United States, the nonviolent prophet challenging the sin and the heresy of racism and apartheid-like segregation and prejudice in the United States.”