From the Bishop

From the Bishop’s Office

After two days of protests in downtown Jacksonville this weekend and ongoing tension throughout our country, Bishop Felipe Estévez has asked that we share the statement and video below with you our parishioners, parents and others who serve in the diocese.

U.S. Bishops: Racism not a thing of the pastSaying they are “broken-hearted, sickened, and outraged to watch another video of an African American man being killed before our very eyes”, leaders of the USCCB call for the “real and present danger” of racism to be met head on. Click here to read more.

USCCB Statement by Bishop Shelton Fabre, chair of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, on the death of George Floyed.

Video of Bishop Shelton Fabre on the death of George Floyd.

USCCB Statement by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on George Floyed and the protests in American cities that have taken place over the last several days.