Racism has been called the “original sin” of our country. The US bishops have spoken against racism (both individual and institutional) for decades, and as Catholics, we know that racism is an affront on human dignity. Here we have several resources about racism from a Catholic perspective, both in our national and local communities. Please check them out!
- Open Wide Our Hearts – A Pastoral Letter Against Racism by the USCCB (published in 2018)
- Getting Honest and Uncomfortable About Race and Discrimination
- The Racist Attack on our Nation’s Capitol (from America: the Jesuit Review, January 6, 2021)
- Fr. Bryan Massingale talks about White Privilege (in the National Catholic Reporter, June 1, 2020)
- Racism in our Streets and in our Structures (a panel from Georgetown University, June 6, 2020)
- Sr. Thea Bowman addressing the U.S. Bishops (in 1989)
The History of Racism in Charlottesville was a virtual panel with UVA historian Dr. Louis Nelson on July 17, 2020 following how our community has been rooted in exploitation and dehumanization, and how we can work to make the future better than the past.
Voices of Incarnation was a virtual event on June 20, 2020 where our parishioners of different races and cultural backgrounds shared their stories and experiences.