“The Holy Spirit wants to bring us of our comfort zone, out of our blindness, out of our fears, out of our prejudices, to see what needs to be changed in the world.”
—Bishop Gerald Barnes


DOCUMENTS


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Open Wide Our Hearts
the enduring call to love 

a pastoral letter against racism from the U.S. Bishops

Read Letter 
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Brothers and Sisters to Us 

a pastoral letter against racism from the U.S. Bishops

Read Letter 
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Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers bilingual manual 

The BICM manual is designed to help ministry leaders achieve a basic level of awareness and proficiency in the area of intercultural competency

Read Document 

VIDEOS


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Bishop Barnes Call to Confront Racism 

Watch Bishop Barnes' homily on racism 

Watch Video 
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Pope condemns 'sin of racism' 

During his general audience June 3, Pope Francis condemned the sin of racism

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Stations of the Cross: Overcoming Racism 

California Bishops video reenacting the Stations of the Cross to draw attention to the sin of racism and ask God’s help in eliminating it

Watch Video 

LITURGY AND PRAYER


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Prayer Card 

English and Spanish Prayer to Overcome Racism 

Prayer 
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Children's Book 

Children's book on the reality of racism and our Catholic response  

Link to Purchase Book 
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Prayer Service

Can be prayed individually or as a group 

Prayer Service 
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Mass Formulary 

Resources from the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee on Racism

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Combatting Racism 

Resources from the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee on Racism

Visit Website 

REFLECTIONS AND NEWS


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Time to truly live the words "all men are created equal" 

Fr. Manuel Cardoza reflection  

Read here 
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Diocese organizes Peace Walk against racism 

The Diocese made a public denunciation of racism with a Peace Walk

Read here