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The Catholic Pastors of Gainesville oppose the racist message of white nationalist Richard Spencer scheduled to speak at UF on October 19.
It should be clear that white supremacy and its many manifestations are not consistent with Christianity. Jesus said it most simply:
“Love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)
The Catholic Bishops in the United States are also clear: “racism is not merely one sin among many, it is a radical evil dividing the human family… (Brothers and Sisters to Us, No. 39)
Our parishes will be gathering to pray for peace and racial harmony in response to Richard Spencer’s presentation. We will continue to give witness to the equality of all people, here in Gainesville and in our nation.
Queen of Peace will have a special Adoration scheduled from 2 to 3 PM on October 19 at the Adoration Chapel. Please come and join us in prayer.