Archbishop Gregory urges Catholic schools to teach Gospel response to racism and other injustices

Catholic schools have been entrusted with an “awesome responsibility” to teach Gospel values that can help students to recognize, reject and work against racism and other forms of discrimination, Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory told Catholic educators Oct. 20.

“Our schools are the privileged places to learn the Gospel. We cannot shy away from the hard questions and conversations our children bring to the classroom,” Archbishop Gregory said. “We have to give them the tools to develop their consciences, to grow in compassion and to see with the eyes of faith.”

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