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Message from Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski on Racism, Justice, and Peace

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Message from Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski on Racism, Justice, and Peace

"It is in God's love for us that we are united to him-- we are all God's children," says Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski. We pray that God continues to work through civil leaders, opening and changing our hearts to uphold the dignity of each person. 

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Do Black Lives Matter in the Church Today?

Joyce Jones, Program Director of Racial Harmony for The Archdiocese of St. Louis, says that when Christians see a wrong, we need to right it.  She calls on Church leaders to walk in their communities and to denounce the sin of racism that is the root cause of racial inequality, police brutality and the senseless violence we are seeing in our streets.

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The Way of the Cross: Overcoming Racism

Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski, Rev. Dr. Linden Bowie, Rev. Traci Blackmon, and Rev. Charles Norris on a pilgrimage of prayer to ask for God’s help in eliminating the sin of racism.

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Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski Issues Statement Following Guilty Verdict in Trial of Derek Chauvin, Calls for Work to Eradicate Racism and Uphold Human Dignity

“The jury’s finding of Derek Chauvin as guilty is a decision that affirms the dignity of all human life as given to us by God at the moment of our conception, and which remains with us until death. The dignity of a human life is not conditional, as God’s love for us is not conditional—and so each person is, by their human nature, deserving of dignity, respect, and life until natural death."

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The Way of the Cross: Overcoming Racism

More than 100 people accompanied Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski and several leaders from other Christian denominations on a pilgrimage of prayer March 27 to ask for God’s help in eliminating the sin of racism.

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Religious leaders of different faiths set differences aside in call for unity

Area leaders from seven different faith communities have accepted Archbishop Rozanski’s invitation to participate in an interfaith prayer service to pray for unity and peace on the day following Election Day.

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The Time Is Now - A Call For Change and Unity  

A Statement of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts Regarding Police Reform Legislation

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Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski gathered with interfaith leaders for prayer Vigil

Archbishop Rozanski joined interfaith leaders and Mayor Domenic Sarno, gathering on the steps of City Hal in a prayer vigil. The faith and community leaders expressed sorrow over the murder of 46-year-old George Floyd.

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Interfaith Prayer Service to End Violence in St. Louis at Cardinal Ritter College Prep

Archbishop Robert Carlson and 11 other faith leaders from across the St. Louis area gather at Cardinal Ritter College Prep.

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