Statement from Sr. Marjorie Hebert Regarding Recent Violence in Charlottesville

Published on August 14, 2017

At the core of Catholic Charities’ mission statement we are called to respect the dignity and potential of each human. We can only begin to do this from a place of love. The disheartening news of violence, hatred and racism from this weekend’s events in Charlottesville are in direct conflict with the teachings of Jesus Christ: “this is my commandment: love one another, as I have loved you.”

The following statement was made by the Archbishop earlier today:

“What has taken place in Charlottesville, Virginia demonstrates again the racism, hatred, and violence that exists in our world today. This can never be justified and is contrary to Gospel values. I call upon the people of our local church to join me in prayer for the victims of this violence and to stand united against the evil of racism, white supremacy, and neo-Nazism. We must be prophetic in speaking about and living the values of Jesus.”

          – Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans

Please join me in praying for healing in Charlottesville and nation-wide.