The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:
1934 Created in the image of the one God and equally endowed with rational souls, all men have the same nature and the same origin. Redeemed by the sacrifice of Christ, all are called to participate in the same divine beatitude: all therefore enjoy an equal dignity.
1935 The equality of men rests essentially on their dignity as persons and the rights that flow from it:
- Every form of social or cultural discrimination in fundamental personal rights on the grounds of sex, race, color, social conditions, language, or religion must be curbed and eradicated as incompatible with God’s design.
As Catholics, we believe that all life is sacred and deserving of respect. We must all work together to combat the sin of racism, which is yet to be fully overcome.
Click here to visit the USCCB’s Committee Against Racism page.
Click here to read Open Wide Our Hearts, a pastoral letter against racism from the USCCB.
Click here for educational resources on combatting racism.