Since the tragic and horrific events of Charlottesville Va., just one year ago, the country has seen the effect and impact that racism has had on society. The Bishops of the United States have formed a committee to focus and address the sin of racism.
In the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio has also formed a Commission on Racism and Social Justice. The goal of this commission is to deal with the social and religious problems presented by racism in all of its forms.
The commission is hosting open listening sessions this month. The first was in Brooklyn.
The second session will be Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Clare School Auditorium, Rosedale.
These sessions are meant to be an opportunity to share how racism has impacted local parishes and the Church as a whole. All are invited and encouraged to attend.
For details, call Father Alonzo Cox, 718-574-5772.