Faith and Justice
RACIAL JUSTICE II
DISCUSSING QUESTIONS GENERATED BY THE FIRST RACIAL JUSTICE PANEL DISCUSSION, SUCH AS:
What does it mean to say someone is a racist? I certainly don’t consider myself a racist.
I also hear people talk about "systemic racism." What is that?
Why should people say, “Black Lives Matter” rather than “All Lives Matter”? Doesn’t our Faith teach that ALL lives matter?
Wednesday, August 26 -7 p.m.
Fr. Mike Matveenko, Pastor
Life and Justice Ministry Members:
Frank Adams, Marleen Duley, Noelle Gallagher
Special Guest: Deacon Bill Johnson
First Director of the Office for Black Catholic Ministry
Founder and first chair of the Racial Justice Commission
Links to Racial Justice II will be available on the
St. Charles Borromeo Parish Facebook Page and Parish Website
On August 26th
To view the first Racial Justice Panel Discussion:
See Important ACTION ALERTS below and here
CURRENT ISSUES/ HAPPENINGS:
STOP FEDERAL EXECUTIONS - ALL LIFE IS SACRED! TAKE ACTION! - Sign the Joint Statement of People of Faith
El Paso's Bishop Mark Seitz: Black lives matter - NCR, June 4, 2020
Statement of US Bishops’ President on George Floyd and Protests in American Cities - Zenit, June 1, 2020
‘RACISM IS NOT A THING OF THE PAST’ – US BISHOPS RESPOND TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING - Catholic News Agency, May 30, 2020
Bishops 'sickened' by Floyd's death, say racism 'real and present danger'- Catholic News Service, May 29, 2020
Pope Francis Announces Special Year of Laudato Si’ - Zenit, 5.24.20
ACTION ALERT - Support Clean Air Standards and Public Health - Join the Ignatian Solidarity Network in calling on Congress to support legislation that would increase air pollution standards and oversight, especially for mercury and other toxic metals, and that upholds environmental impact studies as required by the National Environmental Policy Act. Ignatian Solidarity Network
For St. Charles Borromeo parishioners to request GROCERY STORE GIFT CARDS or to Donate to the St. Vincent de Paul/ Life and Justice Ministry Covid 19 Gift Card project please go to this page.
ACTION ALERT - Demand a COVID-19 Vaccine Free from Abortion -
ACTION ALERT - You can help lead the way to a solution that helps children overseas not only to survive but thrive. How? By urging your Senator to support the Global Child Thrive Act (S 2715). The Global Child Thrive Act (S-2715) will mandate integrating Early Childhood Development activities into U.S. government-funded international programming for children.
ACTION ALERT: If you haven't already done so, please express your opposition to the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement by signing this action alert in support of a Senate bill (S. 1743) requiring the Administration to draw up a plan to meet the nation's commitments to the Paris Agreement. Please share this action alert with your family and friends.
Note: Although the United States has begun its withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, the full formal withdrawal will not take place until November 4, 2020.
ACTION ALERT- Protect DACA recipients - Sign letter to be sent to Senators. Ignatian Solidarity Network
Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development Encourages Lawmakers in Providing Aid and Relief to Those Affected by Coronavirus - USCCB
See the "Faces of DACA" - Ignatian Solidarity Network
Pope Renews ‘Urgent Appeal’ to Take Care of God’s Gift of Creation, Zenit, 3.3.2020
Please see About for information about this Life and Justice Ministry website
Our mission is to contribute to a greater understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and to serve as a catalyst for our greater involvement as both disciples and citizens in bringing about a more just world where the dignity of every human being from conception to natural death is honored and guaranteed.