Hearts Open

Keep watch over my heart Lord, and remove from me any barriers to your grace.

In his message to our community of faith, Archbishop Gomez reminded us that racism is  “a blasphemy against God, who creates all men and women with equal dignity. It has no place in a civilized society and no place in a Christian heart.” We must treat one another with dignity, compassion, love and respect, as children of God, regardless of race, language, or country of origin. We must follow God’s commandment to love one another as he loves us.

As an Archdiocese, we stand committed to continuing to work to end racial injustice in our society and promote peaceful dialogue, discourse and understanding on race and social justice.

Please use the following resources to support you in your commitment to peace and justice.

Prayer Card English
Prayer Card Spanish
Educational resources from the USCCB
A Prayer Service for Racial Healing from the USCCB
Resources for combatting racism from the USCCB
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Prayer for Racial Healing from Catholic Charities USA

Let us continue to offer our prayers for the soul of George Floyd, and for his family. And let us pray for all those who are working to put an end to racial injustice in our society.