Addressing Racism from the USCCB

"But racism still profoundly affects our culture, and it has no place in the Christian heart. This evil causes great harm to its victims, and it corrupts the souls of those who harbor racist or prejudicial thoughts. The persistence of the evil of racism is why we are writing this letter now." - Open Wide our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love

The following are some historical documents on the statements of the church in the United States on matters of race.

Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love - A Pastoral Letter Against Racism-November 2018

25th Anniversary US Pastoral Letter on Racism

10th Anniversary of Brothers and Sisters to Us

1979 Pastoral Letter Brothers and Sisters to Us

Statement on National Race Crisis-April 25, 1968

Pastoral Statement on Race Relations & Poverty-November 19, 1966

On Racial Harmony-August 23, 1963

Discrimination & Christian Conscience-November 14, 1958