Daily Reflection

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Daily Reflection:
Friday, June 4, 2020
Article by Fr. Bryan Massingale
My friends,
On Wednesday, June 3, I shared with you Bishop McElroy’s statement: “Finding Grace Within Our Republic of Suffering.”
In his statement, he issued a challenge: “Genuine healing for our nation can only be found in a radical effort to accompany the African-American Community in their weariness and rage and hope and despair that have formed and deformed upon the anvil of racism.”
Accepting that challenge, I invited us to silence our “Voices of White Privilege” and listen to the “Black Voices” that speak to us and share their reality.
Yesterday, June 4, I shared with you the article, “Black in America: I am Tired,” by Jesuit Fr. Joseph A. Brown S.J. Ph.D.
Fr. Brown is a professor in the Africana Studies Department at Southern Illinois University.
Today, I am sharing with you an article, “The Assumptions of White Privilege and What We Can Do About It,” by Fr. Bryan Massingale, a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
Fr. Bryan has two degrees: S.T.L (The Catholic University of America); S.T.D. (Academia Alphonsianum –Rome); and many honorary doctorate degrees.
Fr. Bryan is professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Fordham University in New York.
I am sure for some, maybe for many, these are difficult articles to read and reflect upon. But I urge you to do so…
We pray for healing from the pandemic and from systemic racism!
--Fr. Mike

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