Spiritual Resources

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The following is a list of resources that have been prepared that address the issues surrounding racism.  Please feel free to share this list with others.

On Catholicism and Racism …

Pastoral Letter on Racism – Open Wide Our Hearts

Study Guide for Open Wide Our Hearts

Catholic Social Teaching and Racism

Pope Francis and the US Bishops Respond to the Killing of George Floyd

Jesuit Resources ….

Georgetown University – Dialogue with Archbishop Gregory on Racism in Our Streets and Structures

Ignatian Solidarity Network – Faith in Action Responding to Racial Injustice, which includes links to information about webinars, recent articles, and reflections.

Jesuit Social Research Institute – Racism, which includes links to information about recent articles and resources.

Prayerful Resources …

An Examen for Racism

Discernment in Times of Injustice

Prayers for Racial Justice and Reconciliation

Pax Christi – Black Lives Matter: Pray, Study, Act

Prayer Service for Racial Healing

Prayer for the Elimination of Racism

Prayer to Address the Sin of Racism

Books …

Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson

Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century, Dorothy Roberts

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander

Racial Justice and the Catholic Church, Bryan N. Massingale

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-century America, Ira Katznelson

The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America, Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism, Robin DiAngelo

Storming Caesars Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty, Annelise Orleck

America’s Original Sin, Jim Wallis


Here is a list of prayerful resources that have been prepared in response to the coronavirus.  Please feel free to share this list with others.

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