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This afternoon President Garibaldi sent, by way of email, a statement on the Derek Chauvin verdicts to all Detroit Mercy employees. In it, President Garibaldi referenced the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) 1979 Pastoral Letter on racism Brothers and Sisters to Us. The text of the entire letter may be read here.

https://www.usccb.org/committees/african-american-affairs/brothers-and-sisters-us

Sr.  Patricia McCann, from the Sisters of Mercy in Pennsylvania, has lived a life committed to social justice issues. In 2016, she shared her reflections about the 1979 pastoral letter in a blog post which can be read here.

http://www.sistersofmercy.org/blog/2016/01/15/brothers-and-sisters-to-us-a-reflection/

In 2018, the USCCB followed up with another Pastoral letter against racism entitled Open Wide Our Hearts – The Enduring Call to Love: A Pastoral Letter Against Racism. The text of this letter may be read here.

https://www.usccb.org/resources/open-wide-our-hearts_0.pdf

For more information about the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops  efforts to eradicate racism, please see their website.

https://www.usccb.org/committees/ad-hoc-committee-against-racism

Permalink Last updated 04/21/2021 by J. Eisenstein

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