Racism and Catholicism

Posted September 2, 2017 8:31 pm by Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky

Racism and Catholicism

There’s an old joke about President Calvin Coolidge, known to be a man of few words. He attends services one Sunday, while Mrs. Coolidge remains at the White House. On his return, the first lady asks him about the preacher’s sermon topic. “Sin.” What did he say about it? “He was against it.”
Like “Silent Cal,” most of us also stand firm against it.
After Charlottesville, the U.S. bishops established a new Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. In a podcast, the chairman of the committee, Bishop George V. Murry of Youngstown said racism was America’s “original sin.” But racism is rarely well defined

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