Archbishop also stressed the significance of the Feast of St. Peter Claver:
“Fittingly, September 9 is the feast of St. Peter Claver, one who in the 17th century worked tirelessly to lift up those in slavery and treat them with the dignity that they deserve as persons created in God’s image and likeness. Working in Colombia, South America, St. Peter touched the lives of thousands of slaves, uniting them to their savior Jesus and bringing into their lives the hope of salvation, the knowledge of the faith and a sense of dignity that allowed them to build a just society.”
*Fasting means we can have only one full, meatless meal. Some food can be taken at the other regular meal times if necessary, but combined the meals should be less than a full meal. Liquids are allowed at any time, but no solid food should be consumed between meals.
More information about future activities to promote peace, reconciliation, and healing will be shared as the national Task Force completes its work.
Issues of human dignity, including racism, will be the focus of the upcoming Life Conference in the Archdiocese of Louisville on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at St. Michael Parish. For more information, see archlou.org/life.