Source: The Washington Post
The modern-day American Catholic church seems to be finally waking up to racial issues.
On Wednesday, the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops – the leadership arm of the U.S. church – announced the formation of a special committee on racism. The category of the committee is the conference’s highest; it alone holds the same top-priority rank as committees on religious liberty and the protection of (traditional) marriage.
The committee will have its work cut out for it, as the USCCB’s last major effort on racism in America was in 1979.
The committee will be led by African-American Bishop George Murray, of Ohio, who was born in Camden, N.J., and graduated Georgetown University.