by Bishop Edward K. Braxton, Ph.D., S.T.D. (NOTE: The following is a pastoral letter written by Bishop Braxton of the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois. It is a follow-up to his ground-breaking letter from 2015, “The Racial Divide in the United States: A Reflection for the World Day of Peace 2015.”) I. Introduction “Incident” Once riding … Continue reading REFLECTION: The Catholic Church and The Black Lives Matter Movement – The Racial Divide in the United States Revisited
Today, many people in the United States continue to grapple with the obscenity of evil delivered by the mass murder on June 17th of nine innocent men and women inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. These were welcoming, faith-filled women and men gathered in a Bible study group who had welcomed a … Continue reading STATEMENT: Pax Christi USA official statement on the massacre in Charleston, S.C.