Bishop Sirba: Racism and political violence are “completely incompatible with the Christian faith”

Statement from the Most Reverend Paul Sirba, Bishop of the Diocese of Duluth, August 17, 2017:

“I join with Catholic bishops across the country in expressing my horror at the political violence and the use of racist and anti-Semitic symbols and slogans that have occurred in recent days. These things are obviously contrary to our country’s best ideals, and they are completely incompatible with the Christian faith. Our faith presents for us a vision of peace and the common good in which the inherent dignity of every person, each of whom God intentionally made in his own image and loves with an infinite love, is revered and welcomed into our communities. We stand alongside all people of good will who work peacefully for that vision and pray for reconciliation and for all who are victims of this violence.”