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Standing in Solidarity against Systemic Racism

I am a white American male with a college degree and a career, and I was blessed to be raised in a loving, Catholic home by parents who valued education, hard work, and faith. Apart from a few speeding tickets, I’ve had very little interaction with the police and have never felt a chill run up my spine due to being singled out by an officer based on my appearance.
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A Franciscan Response to America's Racial Unrest

The death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, has thrown this country into a crisis. How can we heal? Mark Soehner, OFM, provincial minister of St. John the Baptist Province in Cincinnati, Ohio, quotes Pope Francis: “My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life.”
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