Religious leaders across lines of faith throughout the United States and Canada urge us to observe Monday, June 1, 2020, as our National Day of Mourning and Lament.
Revealing God's love in the midst of uncertainty
For weeks now while grappling with the uncertainty and physical isolation caused by the pandemic, we have sought to respond as one body acting in hope while drawing upon the spirituality of the Sacred Heart. In the wake of George Floyd’s violent death and the cry for justice more publicly in our sights, we must confront the virus of racism and injustice that continues to plague our world. We must raise our voice in opposition to acts of racial discrimination and act tirelessly to combat the sin of racism. Such action is impossible without prayer.
We invite you to join us in prayer and reflection in the spirit of oneness with our God and with one another as we call out and hold accountable our broken, sinful structures that deny the dignity of our sisters and brothers of color.