Combatting Racism…Educational and Catechetical Resources

We join in prayer with Pope Francis, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and all who work to eradicate racial injustices that augment the sins of racism, hatred and indifference.  These senseless acts of violence, destruction and tragedy can only be overcome by love. It is the essence of our faith, we were created out of love to love; therefore, there is no room for these types of behaviors and ideologies. Borrowing Nelson Mandela’s words, he once said, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

As Christians, we must lift up our voices for justice and strive for peace. Let us teach our children early to love and to see Christ in the other. This message must be shared incessantly; in fact, we often say, “Actions speak louder than Words”, then let us model and preach what we teach.  We are the solution and for all of us entrusted with sharing our faith, let us unite in prayer for the sake of love, denouncing the sins of hatred, indifference and intolerance, that feed the injustices that so many of our sisters and brothers in Christ experience in acts of racism.

Join us on Saturday, June 6th at 4 pm for a Special live-streamed Mass with Bishop McElroy and African-American leadership of San Diego. This will be a time to pray and support one another as we turn as one to our God.  The Live streamed Mass can be viewed HERE.

To view Bishop McElroy’s statement titled, “Finding Grace within our Republic of Suffering” Click HERE. En Español

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