Bishop Michael F. Burbidge asks what we are willing to do to be participants in the conversion of a country. He addresses the issue in a recent column in the Arlington Catholic Herald.
By: Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington
Recent white supremacist rallies and public expressions of neo-Nazism have opened old wounds and, at times, created new ones. Racist comments denigrate human dignity, and so to see them on public display is particularly offensive. Who would have thought that such vitriolic beliefs could feed a subculture in a country such as ours — one founded upon the values of liberty and justice for all?
Racist behavior is intrinsically evil and must be denounced always. While most people agree with this statement, it begs a serious and challenging question: What are we willing to do?