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Standing for Racial Equality

a demonstration against racism
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The Benedictine Sisters of Boerne, TX, stand in solidarity with the movement of Black Lives Matter. We believe God created all people equal in God’s own image and likeness. Every human being is sacred in God’s eyes and thus we should treat everyone as our brother and sister.

Pope Francis Decries ‘The Sin of Racism”

“My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life,” the pope said.

God of justice,

In your wisdom you create all people in your image, without exception.
Through your goodness, open our eyes to see the dignity, beauty, and worth of every human being.
Open our minds to understand that all your children are brothers and sisters in the same human family.
Open our hearts to repent of racist attitudes, behaviors, and speech which demean others.
Open our ears to hear the cries of those wounded by racial discrimination, and their passionate appeals for change.
Strengthen our resolve to make amends for past injustices and to right the wrongs of history.
And fill us with courage that we might seek to heal wounds, build bridges, forgive and be forgiven, and establish peace and equality for all in our communities.

In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Catholic Charities USA

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