- Aug 12, 2020
One Catholic helped organize food deliveries for areas devastated by riots this summer in Minnesota.
Bruce McDonald remembers being a teenager and getting his driver’s license. He was excited, as most 16-year-olds are, to visit friends and “explore the world.”
Marching through the streets of downtown Nashville with thousands of others standing up for racial justice and demanding change was a “spiritual experience” for St. Vincent de Paul parishioner William T. Robinson Jr., an African American and a lifelong educator and activist.
Amid the turbulence since George Floyd’s death, the Catholic Church is in a position to offer the faithful words of healing. But in the age of social media and so-called “cancel culture,” what real-life problems is that message supposed to address, and what kind of action does it lead to?
Some bishops have denounced them. Others have embraced them. One held a sign with the words as he kneeled in a moment of prayer recalling the death of George Floyd, which sparked demonstrations and wide discussion about racial injustice in the United States.
Utilizing personal stories from his interactions with the New York Police Department, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said in a newspaper column that the city’s police officers deserve better treatment and broad support on the job.