THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE RACIAL DIVIDE IN THE UNITED STATES
St. Clare Church
* The Bishop's address will examine key elements contributing to the racial divide in the United States and the emergence of the Black Lives Matter Movement from the perspective of the Catholic Church.
* He will explore the reasons why only a small number of African-Americans are Catholics (2.9 million out of nearly 70 million American Catholics), the "all lives matter" vs. "Black lives matter" debate, and the negative impact of the expressions "minorities" and "minority groups."
* He will conclude by exploring the question: what can the Catholic Church do to help bridge the racial divide?