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In Wake of Kenosha Violence, U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for Committee Against Racism Urges Day of Prayer and Fasting
In the wake of the violence in Kenosha, Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism offered a reflection ahead of the 57th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington where Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech.
57th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s famous “I Have A Dream Speech”
On August 28, 2020, at 4:00 PM EDT at Washington D.C.’s Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, will be principal celebrant for a Mass to mark this anniversary. Auxiliary Bishops Mario Dorsonville, Roy Campbell, and Michael Fisher will serve as concelebrants. This Mass will be live-streamed on YouTube. The Mass will also be shared on the Archdiocese of Washington’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
USCCB and (Arch)Diocesan Statements on the Death of George Floyd and National Protests
Statement of U.S. Bishops’ President on George Floyd and the Protests in American Cities
WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a statement on George Floyd and the protests in American cities that have taken place over the last several days.
Statement of U.S. Bishop Chairmen in Wake of Death of George Floyd and National Protests
WASHINGTON – Seven U.S. bishop chairmen of committees within the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have issued a statement in the wake of the death of Mr. George Floyd and the protests which have broken out in Minneapolis and in other cities in the United States.
In Wake of Horrific, Hate-Filled Violence in El Paso, USCCB Migration Chairman, Domestic Social Development Chairman, and Chairman of the ad hoc Committee Against Racism Call for Change in Language and Rhetoric of All Americans | August 8, 2019
U.S. Bishops Approved “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love," A Pastoral Letter Against Racism | November 15, 2018
USCCB President Calls for Prayers, Reflection, Civility and Dialogue | July 8, 2018
A Statement of Support for the New Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism from the Executive Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops | September 12, 2017
USCCB Special Task Force to Promote Peace in Our Communities: Report and Recommendations | November 10, 2016
USCCB President Calls for Dialogue, Peace in the Midst of Violence | July 18, 2016