- Sep 17, 2020
The Catholic bishops of California have announced a yearlong initiative to address personal and systematic racism, both in the Church and wider society.
Pope Francis Sunday addressed the wave of protests that have swept through the globe this summer, some of which have turned violent, issuing an appeal for peaceful demonstrations and for those fueled by hate to let go and move toward forgiveness and reconciliation.
As the United States continues to wade through racial tensions, partisan divides over the coronavirus, and an upcoming election in the most polarized stage of its history, one social justice advocate has called for reconciliation, saying it is a task that will require both political and spiritual investment.
A New Orleans thoroughfare named for the former president of the Confederacy will be renamed next year to honor a local civil rights icon and longtime president of a Catholic historically Black university, the City Council decided Thursday.
Faith in the reconciling power of the cross and in God’s great desire to forgive human sin is a call to set aside fear and make a commitment to conversion — on a personal and societal level, said Father Michael A. Perry, minister general of the Franciscans.