APIA Update - Statement from Bishop Chairmen
 May 2020 

Dear Friends in Christ,

On behalf of the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church, I share with you a released statement by Archbishop Nelson J. PĂ©rez of Philadelphia, Chairman of the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church; Bishop Oscar A. Solis of Salt Lake City, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs; and Bishop; Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism condemning racism and xenophobia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below, you will also find links to resources that we hope will be helpful.
Respectfully in the Risen Lord,
Sr. Myrna Tordillo, mscs
Assistant Director
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church
Asian and Pacific Island Affairs

Rooted in Tradition: The Chamorro Catholics in the United States (Product Code 7-572) - A new edition to the small book series about a people indigenous to the Mariana Islands in the western Pacific, the Chamorros have a strong Catholic heritage, which they brought with them to the United States.

Resettling in Place: A Vietnamese American Catholic Experience  (Product Code 7-480) - This small book is a snapshot description about a community who rebuilt their faith life by sustaining family values, culture, and Catholic devotional practices.

Harmony in Faith: Korean American Catholics (Product Code 7-479) - This small book on Korean American Catholics connects each believer to their roots in Korea, weaving through thick layers of their history of faith.

Product Code 7-606) - This pastoral letter against racism the US Catholic bishops call on fellow clergy and all Catholics to help change racist attitudes and acts to conform to the moral order established by God, in which men and women of all races are honored as brothers and sisters.