Social ministry ‘fundamentally a work of faith,’ cardinal says

The Mass celebrated by Cardinal Wilton Gregory came on the final day of the Jan. 28-31 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering. The meeting addressed workers’ rights, migrants and refugees, housing inequities, hunger and food insecurity, poverty, climate change, systemic racism, gun violence, restorative justice, abortion, domestic violence, and “pro-woman and pro-family policies.”

To end racism tomorrow, confront the past today, panelist says

Racism can be ended in the United States, but the past has to be confronted first for that to happen, said a Harvard professor and author who participated in a panel discussion on racism Feb. 3 as part of the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering in Washington.