Is Racism a Sin?

Posted July 18, 2019 10:04 pm by Dwight Longenecker

Is Racism a Sin?

Fr. James (Slippery Jim) Martin S.J. has tweeted: “Racism is a sin.” Fr Martin is usually quite strong on the “Do Not Judge” theme, and doesn’t usually talk about sin very much. So in our decadent and indifferent age it’s refreshing to hear a priest discuss sin in the public square.
I agree with Fr Martin that racism is a sin, but it is worth examining this statement a bit further because racism, as such, has never featured in the classic lists of deadly sins, nor is it listed in the Ten Commandments. It does make it into the Catechism of

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