"The Pain Is Very Real" – In Major Pastoral, Wuerl Tackles Racism

Posted November 1, 2017 1:41 am by Editor

"The Pain Is Very Real" – In Major Pastoral, Wuerl Tackles Racism

In the Stateside Church’s first major text of its kind in nearly two decades, the cardinal-archbishop of the nation’s capital has called the church to “be alert to addressing racism wherever we meet it,” rapping a current context in which “the persistent evil” of discrimination has been given either “selective outrage” or “silent support… by some political forces, some faith-based and church entities, and some media.”Ostensibly galvanized by the August events in Charlottesville, at which a white supremacist demonstration saw a counter-protestor killed as a car tore through the crowd, Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s 3,000-word pastoral letter on “The Challenge of

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