“But racism still profoundly affects our culture, and it has no place in the Christian heart. This evil causes great harm to its victims, and it corrupts the souls of those who harbor racist or prejudicial thoughts. The persistence of the evil of racism is why we are writing this letter now.”

– Excerpt from Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call To Love a pastoral letter against racism, United State Conference of Catholic Bishops

Statement regarding the Death of Mr. Daniel Prude and Renewing the Plea for Prayer and Peace September 3, 2020

Statement regarding the death of Mr. Floyd and the recent events of violence June 7, 2020

Resources from the Diocese of Rochester Public Policy Committee:


Resources from the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism: