One Hundred Thousand Deaths … and Then One More

Last week, the tally of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. reached 100,000. It is almost impossible to grasp the number of personal losses and the sum of the suffering of the victims, their families, and friends.

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.

Archbishop Gregory Speaks Out on Killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington D.C. has issued a statement strongly condemning the killing of an unarmed black man in Georgia, saying that it serves as a reminder that racism is a virus every bit as dangerous as the coronavirus.

The Three-Headed Beast of Racism

As we celebrate Black History Month, the State of Virginia has been thrown into turmoil by revelations that its governor and attorney general had dressed up in blackface in their youth. The scandal is another reminder that the long fight against racism in our country is not over.

Timely Hearings on Racism

Dear Editor: I think having the listening sessions (on racism) are wonderful and long overdue. Speaking with one another is the only way we can bring healing to ourselves, one another and the wider community.

Inclusion Is a Concern at Listening Session on Race

Talking openly about the sin of racism in the Catholic Church is difficult and uncomfortable, said Father Alonzo Cox. As secretary of the diocesan Commission on Racism and Social Justice, he said it is also something that must be done.