We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life.
Racism is a grave evil which has inflicted our society from it's foundation. While progress has been made, there is still much work to be done. As Christians, we know that God alone can heal our society and bring us peace and justice. Therfore, we must turn to Our Heavenly Father and ask for the grace to be better, to end racism, and to build a just society. We encourage every member of Our Lady of Fatima to spend time praying for these goals during Black History Month. One possible prayer is the Novena for the Spiritual Welfare of the Black Community published by the Archdiocese of Chicago to promote the canonization of Fr. Augustus Tolton, a black priest.
To pray the novena simply choose any nine day period this month, or any time, and follow the prayers in the pdf.
To learn more about Fr. Augustus Tolton and his canonization, visit the website created by the Archdiocese of Chicago.