US bishops form committee against racism

Citing that, “Recent events have exposed the extent to which the sin of racism continues to inflict our nation,” the US Conference of Catholic Bishops established an Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism.

The announcement was made through a News Release posted on Aug. 23. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, USCCB president appointed Bishop George V. Murry, SJ of Youngstown, OH to chair the committee. The statement in part notes, “The new ad hoc committee has been formed upon the unanimous recommendation of the US Bishops Conference Executive Committee and in consultation with members of the USCCB’s Committee on Priorities and Plans. The establishment of the committee will also welcome and support the implementation of the pastoral letter on racism anticipated for release in 2018.”

For the entire News Release, click here.

For the Catholic News Service (Aug. 23, 2017)) report, click here.

For the National Catholic Reporter (Aug. 23, 2017) summary, click here.

For the Crux (Aug. 24, 2017) report, click here.