Bishop Pates on the Injustice of Racism

We encourage you to watch the following video and read the letter below from Bishop Pates, regarding the injustice of George Floyd’s death, and how we can respond with charity and prayer.

Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us!

Prayer for Basic Rights

Lord of Wisdom, awaken us
to our duty to care for the basic needs of all people.
Strengthen with hope
people denied their human rights and freedoms.
Provide us all with the voice to cry out
for justice for the poor and the oppressed. Amen

(From Being Neighbor: The Catechism and Social Justice, USCCB, April 1998)