In November 2018 the Catholic bishops of the United States released a Pastoral Letter Against Racism called, Open Wide Our Hearts. The letter is a powerful invitation for all the people of God to “face courageously the vice of racism, . . . reach out generously to the victims of this evil, to assist the conversion needed in those who still harbor racism, and to begin to change policies and structures that allow racism to persist.”
On this page find the full pastoral letter along with supporting documents on individual topics, as well as other resources shared by the bishops to aid in continuing this important dialogue and how we can respond. More information from the U.S. bishops can be found at www.usccb.org/committees/ad-hoc-committee-against-racism.