Dear Catholic sisters and brothers seeking racial justice,
We thank you deeply for co-signing the letter to Cardinal Dolan on the topic of racial justice in the Archdiocese of New York.
Last Friday, on Juneteenth, we shipped three separate envelopes via FedEx: one addressed to Cardinal Dolan, with a courtesy copy to Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, as well as to Archbishop José Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
We are pleased to inform you that the English and Spanish versions of the letter that we shipped are accompanied by 417 unique signatures of support stretching across 17 printed pages (the pages showed the timestamp of your signature, your first and last name and your parish affiliation). We gathered these in just over 31 hours after distributing our letter via email. Thank you again. You can view a PDF copy of the printed letter mailed to Cardinal Dolan at the link below.
Though the printed letter has left our hands, the electronic letter remains available for distribution and additional electronic signatures, so please continue to share as you feel so moved. Right now the number of signatures exceeds 500 signatures and continues to increase.
God only knows where our efforts will lead. We hope and pray that at the very minimum, it results in Spirit-filled and fruitful conversations about the difficult and uncomfortable issue of racial justice among the faithful and leadership of our Church at all levels and in all parishes.
We thank you for your support, prayers and action, for the greater glory of God.