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“The evil of racism festers in part because, as a nation, there has been very limited formal acknowledgement of the harm done to so many, no moment of atonement, no national process of reconciliation and, all too often a neglect of our history.”-pastoral letter, Open Wide Our Hearts.

Some may think that racism is not a major issue of our society because of gains of the civil rights movement and legislation. But it’s the very persistence of racism that motivated the bishops to write their pastoral letter. In the words of Pope Francis, let no one “think that this invitation is not meant for him or her.”