Black Catholic Ministry

Statements from
Bishop David Walkowiak
Against Racism

A homily from the celebration of Mass on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, the memorial of St. Peter Claver, during a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Racial Healing.

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In August of 2017, Bishop David Walkowiak released a letter to all parishioners in the Diocese of Grand Rapids speaking out against racism in our society and our Church.

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Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love

In their new pastoral letter against racism, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, 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.

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The National Black Catholic Conference

The National Black Catholic Congress, comprised of member organizations, represents African American Roman Catholics, working collaborating with national Roman Catholic organizations.

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