As the country passes from one president to the next, we have watched violence in our nation’s capitol, goaded by white supremacy and a lack of respect for human dignity. Over this past summer, we compiled a list of racial justice resources from a Catholic perspective, and those can be found on our Racial Justice page. Below, we have a few resources, prayers and stories relating to the events of the last few days. The elections in the United States were fair and are accurately reflecting the will of the people, and we are committed as Catholics to praying for our government, even when we disagree with them. We also know that our loyalties are first and foremost to the Kingdom of God, not to a particular political party or even country. Please continue to pray for our country and government, and continue to act according to our faith, respecting and building up the dignity of all.
- President of USCCB condemns violence and prays for safety
- Prayer for Peace in our Communities Catholic Charities USA
- The Racist Attack on the Nation’s Capitol by Fr. Bryan Massingale, America: the Jesuit Review
- USCCB statement on 2020 election
- Fr. James Martin response