There’s No Room for Hate and Discrimination

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We Stand Against Racism

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We pray for and stand with our Black Community, and all of humanity, as we are profoundly affected by the realities of racism.

The Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson is committed to ensuring a culture where empathy, inclusion, equity, compassion, and respect are the North Star. We are all a part of the solution. It is our duty to identify, address, and eradicate racism whenever it rears its ugly head.

Our sympathy and prayers are with George Floyd, Dion Johnson, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor (who would have been 27 years old on June 5, 2020), and all of those who have been unjustly murdered. We pray for their family and friends, and with all who have lost a loved one as a result of racism.

As Catholics, we answer the call to live a virtuous life, rooted in prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. Our prayer is that restoring these virtues to humanity’s way of life will not be something for future generations to accomplish, but rather a reality that comes to exist today through our intentional efforts.

Let all humankind not only do good, but also be good by giving the best of ourselves. We love all of our brothers and sisters in Christ. We will continue to stand for a culture that is inclusive of all races and exclusive of hatred.