Fr. Warren on Becoming Anti-Racist

APRIL 21, 2021


Our community is relieved to hear of the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. We hope that this is a step forward for racial justice and police reform. Since the murder of George Floyd, our parish has made it a priority to work to become anti-racist, establishing a new task force of dedicated parishioners to lead our parish on conversations on race, to empower people of color, and to help parishioners become more educated on this systemic issue. While we still have a long way to go to eradicate the sin of racism and continued disregard for human life, we pray that George Floyd’s family finds some amount of peace in the jury’s decision.

To advance in the process of becoming anti-racist, our Anti-Racism Task Force has put together a list of resources to aid parishioners in the work of understanding racism/issues of race. I invite you to explore these resources on the STM Anti-Racism Task Force webpage.

I also invite you to read Archbishop Hebda’s statement on the outcome of the trial. “May the many reminders of the Lord’s loving closeness even in challenging times inspire us to treat each other with unfailing respect, to work non-violently for the common good and to be instruments of reconciliation.”

God of justice, have mercy on us. Amen.