As the country reopens, let the Holy Spirit inspire courage and understanding

As government officials begin to slowly lift restrictions on our lives and economy, experts are talking about the repercussions of this pandemic. If we are going to overcome these significant challenges, it has been said we will need a spirit of creativity, co-operation and determination. From a Christian perspective, I would also say that we need the Holy Spirit. When […]

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Christ can overcome racism, Minnesota priest says at George Floyd prayer service 

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 29, 2020 / 08:00 pm (CNA).- The love of Christ can overcome the sin of racism, the pastor of a historic Minnesota African-American parish said Friday, at a prayer service in the aftermath of the protests and riots in St. Paul and Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd in police custody.

“Racism,” said Fr. Erich Rutten said, “is a very deep sin in our souls. In not only our personal souls, but in the soul of our country.”

“To get past it, we need the love of Christ,” he said. “We need to get out of our comfort zones and encounter one another. Pope Francis says so often that we need to truly encounter one another.”

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