Black Catholicism Newsbriefs:

What can people of faith do to help end racism?

As one of the nation’s five active black Catholic bishops, people ask me all the time what they can do to confront the racial problems of our day.

I take their questions as a signal of their sincere desire to live with the tone established for us by the Savior Jesus Christ, a sincere desire to let his Gospel redeem us from the sins of fear, indifference, and racial and ethnic prejudice.

The place to start, I believe, is in our own hearts and in our own little corners of the world. And the first concrete step we need to take is to courageously examine our consciences.

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