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William E. Lori

Racism has no place within Catholicism

Racism has no place within Catholicism

Skipp Sanders is right in noting the importance of Archbishop William Lori's letter on racism (“Baltimore archbishop’s pastoral letter on racism a ‘significant step,’” Feb. 1). The evil of racism has left a dark stain on the Catholic Church in Baltimore. I was an unwilling participant in this evil from the first day of my life as I was born in a segregated Catholic hospital in Baltimore.

In recent years, American Catholics have been roiled by the sex abuse and cover-up crisis which has been widely reported. I believe that the sin of racism has had...