Pope Prays for U.S., Calls Racism a Pro-Life Issue

Observing with great concern the social unrest unfolding in the United States, Pope Francis said no one can claim to defend the sanctity of every human life while turning a blind eye to racism and exclusion.

D.C. Archbishop Blasts Trump’s Visit to John Paul II Shrine

As President Donald Trump visited a Washington-based shrine to Saint Pope John Paul II June 2, the Catholic archbishop of the nation’s capital has issued a stinging rebuke to the site’s organizers, calling the decision “baffling and reprehensible” and characterizing it as a politicized photo opportunity.

Catholic Leaders Say Floyd’s Death, Demonstrations a ‘Wake-Up Call’

As the nation was gripped by widespread unrest over the weekend in response to the killing of yet another unarmed black man by a police officer last week, U.S. Catholic leaders said recent events served as a “wake-up call” to the racism that continues to plague the country, while encouraging non-violent protests as a means of effective resistance.

Killing of George Floyd Exposes Blind Spot on Racism, Catholic Advocates Say

Catholics are calling the murder of George Floyd yet another example of a continuing blind spot toward the racism that has plagued the United States since its founding, evidenced by the continuous use of police brutality against African Americans and silence of many Catholic leaders in the face of it.