This week Archbishop Dennis Schnurr sent out this letter on the sin of racism:

My Dear Friends in Christ,
The sin of racism is a “particularly destructive and persistent form of evil” in our country. In our pastoral letter, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, the bishops of the nation explained, “Racism arises when—either consciously or unconsciously—a person holds that his or her own race or ethnicity is superior, and therefore judges persons of other races or ethnicities as inferior and unworthy of equal regard” (p.3). This definition may be readily understood, but, like all sin, racism can be more challenging to recognize when it creeps into the complications of our everyday lives. Yet, the love of Christ compels us to not turn away from these challenges. As my brother bishops and I stated, “This command of love can never be simply ‘live and let others be.’ …

Click here to read the complete letter.