“We cannot be a church that is true to the demands of the Gospel if we do not act justly, if we do not act to root out racism in the structures of our society and our church. And we cannot achieve personal holiness if we do not love tenderly, if we do not love and respect all human beings, regardless of their race, language, or ethnic heritage.”
Those words from Archbishop Harry J. Flynn are as true today as they were when he published them in his pastoral letter, “In God’s Image,” in 2003. As Christians, we are called to enter into prayer and dialogue with our sisters and brothers of all races to listen to each other’s experiences and together work for understanding, peace and justice.
In this conversation with Ryan Hamilton, a parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes in Minneapolis, we talk about the recent tragedy of the death of George Floyd, the difficulties facing our community, and what we can do about it.
Posted by Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis on Thursday, June 4, 2020
Father Michael Nixon offers insight into how we, as Catholics, Christians & followers of Jesus Christ, should respond to the issues of racism and injustice in our society on this episode of Made for Glory.Sign up for our mailing list to get new episodes, Saint Dominic Media news, and more sent directly to your inbox! Visit https://SaintDominicMedia.com/MFGStickers, coffee mugs, and more! Support Made for Glory by becoming a patron on Patreon. Visit https://SaintDominicMedia.com/Patreon for more information.
Posted by Saint Dominic Media Production Center on Monday, June 15, 2020
Announcements / Statements / Letters
From Archbishop Hebda
- Healing a Wounded People (Featured in The Catholic Spirit)
- Archbishop Hebda: How We Respond as Catholics
- Statement Regarding the Death of George Floyd in Minneapolis
- Letter to Faithful from Archbishop Hebda on Immigration Sunday MN 2017 and National Migration Week
From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
- U.S. Bishops Receive Call of Encouragement and Assurances of Prayer from Pope Francis in the Wake of Social Unrest in the United States
- Statement of U.S. Bishops’ President on George Floyd and the Protests in American Cities
- Statement of U.S. Bishop Chairmen in Wake of Death of George Floyd and National Protests
Ways to Get Involved
- In response to recent turmoil and unrest in our community initiated by the unjust death of George Floyd, the Minnesota Catholic Relief Fund (MCRF) through Catholic Community Foundation now provides an opportunity to support our neighbors in need.
- Minnesota Catholic Conference: Ways to Get Involved
- Ways to Support the Minneapolis Community
The Catholic Spirit
- African American Catholic school family reflects on racism
- New CCF fund established to help Minneapolis families rebuild lives upended by riots
- Testimony matters; addressing racism
- From prayer to art: George Floyd in Mary’s arms
- Catholic teaching and the death of George Floyd
- Black Catholic’s challenge to fellow Catholics: Make change by living out faith principles
- Archbishop Hebda: Floyd’s death demands preaching Gospel, examination of conscience
- At site of Floyd’s death, Catholics reflect on personal experiences of racism