• Catholic Church sometimes has been part of racism problem, says bishop

    Catholic Church sometimes has been part of racism problem, says bishop

    • Nov 14, 2017

    Bishop George V. Murry, who became the head of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism earlier this year, said confronting racism “is necessary because the Gospel calls us to work for justice, and racism denies justice to people simply because of their race — and that is morally wrong.”

  • Without mentioning Trump, Cardinal DiNardo says U.S. ‘seems more divided than ever’

    Without mentioning Trump, Cardinal DiNardo says U.S. ‘seems more divided than ever’

    • Nov 13, 2017

    During the opening session of the USCCB fall assembly, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said the nation seems more divided than ever, but the work of the bishops remains the same. In his address, the bishop said the conference must work in civility and love to continue to protect unborn children and also immigrants. The U.S. bishops will be meeting in Baltimore though Wednesday of this week.

  • In new pastoral letter, Wuerl calls for ‘fresh emphasis’ to combat ‘divisive evil’ of racism

    In new pastoral letter, Wuerl calls for ‘fresh emphasis’ to combat ‘divisive evil’ of racism

    • Nov 1, 2017

    In a new pastoral letter released on Wednesday, Cardinal Donald Wuerl called for a “fresh emphasis” on combatting the “divisive evil” of racism. His letter comes on the heels of the recent announcement that the U.S. bishops have formed an ad hoc committee on racism following the deadly event in Charlottesville, Virginia this past August.

  • Debate over Columbus statues heats up in New York

    Debate over Columbus statues heats up in New York

    • Oct 9, 2017

    The deadly events of Charlottesville this past August has prompted a national debate over monuments and statues in the United States. While many Americans view Columbus Day as a celebration of Italian-American heritage, with particular significance to U.S. Catholics, there is also a growing push to remove both the holiday bearing his name and statues of Columbus throughout the country.