Father Bryan Massingale, author of “Racial Justice and the Catholic Church” and Professor of Theology at Fordham University, joins America's National Correspondent Michael O'Loughlin for a conversation on racism, white privilege and what the church can do to address these issues.
The document Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love - A Pastoral Letter Against Racism was developed by the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). It was approved by the full body of bishops as a formal statement of the same at its November 2018 General Meeting and has been authorized for publication by the undersigned.
Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield General Secretary, USCCB
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CHARGED WITH SAINT CHARLES, By Fr. Don Farnan
08/02/20 7:38 am
In the pre-Vatican II Latin Mass, priests around the globe would bow their heads during a high point of Catholic worship and whisper: “Hoc est corpus meam.” These fontal words, “This is my body,” was a sign for all who gathered that the bread and wine were no longer bread and wine but a different […]Read More
07/26/20 6:01 am
Missouri contains lots of former democrats who self-identify as “Truman Democrats”—some who knew the home-state president personally. Among the principles they revere are integrity, civility, hard work, dignity of life, and care for the lowly. When asked why they are no longer democrats they sometimes say: “I didn’t leave the democratic party. It left me.” […]Read More
07/19/20 8:42 pm
“He was born in the summer of his 27th year coming home to a place he’d never been before…” When I was twenty-seven years old, in June, I was ordained to the priesthood. At that time, I arrived at a new state of existence that was, I believe, predestined. As part of the ritual, I […]Read More