Against Racism Resources – Documents

US Conference of Catholic Bishops Pastoral Letters and Documents
These documents and more resources are available at the USCCB website.

25th Anniversary: U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Racism, “We Walk By Faith and Not By Sight” – Executive Summary, PDF – October, 2004

Brothers and Sisters to US
US Catholic Bishops Pastoral Letter on Racism, 1979

Black Bishops of the United States. 1984. ‘What We Have Seen and Heard’: A Pastoral Letter on Evangelization from the Black Bishops of the United States. Cincinnati, OH: St. Anthony
Messenger Press.

Created in God’s Image: A Pastoral Letter on the Sin of Racism and a Call to Conversion Most Rev. Dale J. Melczek, Bishop of the Diocese of Gary, IN, Aug. 6, 2003

In God’s Image: Pastoral Letter on Racism
Most Reverend Harry J. Flynn, Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, MN
September 12, 2003

On Racial Harmony
A Statement Approved by the Administrative Board,
National Catholic Welfare Conference, Aug. 23, 1963

Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, A Pastoral Letter Against Racism
USCCB, 2018.

Racism: Confronting the Poison in Our Common Home
USCCB: Dept. of Justice, Peace and Human Development
January, 2016

The Racial Divide in the United State: A Reflection for the World Day of Peace 2015
A Pastoral Letter
Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton, Ph.D., S.T.D., Bishop of Belleville, IL
January 1, 2015

Statement of Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, of Louisville, KY, President of the USCCB to the Spring General Assembly, June 10, 2015

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