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Jesus: The Center of History and Every Human Heart

by on July 28, 2020

“Jesus: The Center of History and Every Human Heart”

Presented by Father Charles Warren (Diocese of Rockford ’19)

As we witness our country divided, Father Warren discusses how our Catholic Faith informs us of the dignity of every human person.

Resources from Fr. Warren’s Talk on Racism (ordered by appearance in talk)

Catechism of the Catholic Church
● #1699-1876; #1934-1938

Fr. Josh Johnson
● His Podcast – “Ask Fr. Josh”
○ Episode “Healing the Racial Divide
○ Episode “Police Reform, Removing Statues, and Catholic Speakers”
● He Recommends:
○ Black Catholic Voices – Chika Anyanwu, Avera Maria Santo, Gloria Purvis
● He Recommends with some scrutiny (not agreeing with everything, but good for context)
○ Documentary – “13th” by Ava DuVernay
○ Books – “New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander
○ Articles – “White Fragility” by Robin DeAngelo

United States Catholic Conference of Bishops
● Document – “Open Wide Our Hearts The Enduring Call to Love: A Pastoral Letter Against Racism”

Archdiocese of Pittsburgh Website
https://diopitt.org/catholic-voices-on-racism

● Fr. Matthew Hawkins’ article
https://diopitt.org/news/toward-a-catholic-understanding-of-the-phrase-black-lives-matter

Pope Francis speaking about George Floyd
https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-06/pope-francis-usa-george-floyd-protests-no-racism-violence.html

Sr. Thea Bowman
● Her Talk to USCCB in 1989 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2S0tD6qFIA

Other Recommendations:
Bishop Braxton
● “The Racial Divide in the United States: A Reflection for the World Day of Peace 2015
● “The Catholic Church and the Black Lives Matter Movement: The Racial Divide in the
United States Revisited”

Cardinal George
● “Dwell in my Love: A Pastoral Letter on Racism

Catholic Stuff You Should Know Podcast
● Episode – “One Congregation