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Injustice of racism perpetuated by indifference

Posted June 18, 2020 at 12:00 am

PHOENIX (CNS) – Just as the prodigal son cried out to his father for forgiveness, so too we cry out to God the Father for the sin of racism, said Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix at a special “Mass for Forgiveness of the Sin of Racism” June 8 at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral.  

“Racism is not overcome by our own human determination. It is overcome by God, by his mercy. … Only God can change minds and hearts. That’s why the sacraments of confession and the Eucharist play such vital roles in overcoming the sin of racism,” Bishop Olmsted said in his homily.  

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