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US bishops’ conference forms committee against racism

August 23, 2017

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has formed an ad hoc committee to combat racism.

“Recent events have exposed the extent to which the sin of racism continues to inflict our nation,” said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the USCCB president, in announcing the formation of the new group. “The establishment of this new ad hoc committee will be wholly dedicated to engaging the Church and our society to work together in unity to challenge the sin of racism, to listen to persons who are suffering under this sin, and to come together in the love of Christ to know one another as brothers and sisters.”

Bishop George Murry, SJ, of Youngstown, Ohio, will chair the new group. The full membership has not yet been confirmed. The committee will meet soon to set its own agenda.

Bishop Murry said that he wanted to “listen to the needs of individuals who have suffered under the sin of racism and together find solutions to this epidemic of hate that has plagued our nation for far too long.”

 
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  • Posted by: Bveritas2322 - Aug. 27, 2017 3:48 PM ET USA

    I'll bet my entire net worth in a heartbeat that with all the work their "committee" does, they will never mention the genocide of abortion against blacks in America spearheaded by prominent liberal groups. Any takers?

  • Posted by: jalsardl5053 - Aug. 24, 2017 12:55 PM ET USA

    @ Randal said it all.

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Aug. 23, 2017 3:25 PM ET USA

    Eight years too late. Now that the shoe of racial bigotry is on the other foot, only now do the bishops decide to take a stand. Just as they were too late to save the Catholic health, adoption, and pregnancy services that were shut down out of hatred of truth, they are now doing the typical fashionable thing: going with the sign of the times. Getting on the popular, the politically correct bandwagon. No, we must not let the concerns of the profane, the mundane, the secular order leave us behind.