"We forget where we came from, not just as the early Christian church, but also as a country."
A majority black parish in downtown Charlotte has fostered an ongoing dialogue on race with members a majority white parish less than three miles away.
“Families aren’t chains. They are mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, grandmothers, grandfathers and brothers and sisters.”
Cardinal DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Christians experience the pain of the family and friends of the victims "as if it were our own."
“We are losing three generations of people, and we need to hear why,” said Bishop Mark O’Connell.