In their new pastoral letter against racism, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love (full text of the document found there), the Catholic bishops of the United States invite conversion of hearts, minds, and institutions in order to address the evil of racism that still exists in our communities.

Click here to read the letter in full.

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a statement on George Floyd and the protests in American cities that have taken place over the last several days. This follows the Friday statement from seven U.S. bishop chairmen of committees within the USCCB.

Click here to read Archbishop Gomez’s full statement.