Local bishop on events in Charlottesville: 'We cannot remain silent' about hatred
BATON ROUGE – The head of the Catholic church in Baton Rouge asked the religious to fight hatred and not remain silent amid neo-Nazi marches and violence in Virginia recently.
“[I am] condemning the shameful display of racism that took place last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia,” Bishop Robert Muench said in a prepared statement Thursday.
Quoting other clergy, the bishop asked that people stand “united in the sacrifice of Jesus, by which love's victory over every form of evil is assured."
“We cannot remain silent in the face of such blatant hatred, which denies the dignity of each human person created in the image and likeness of God, regardless of race, ethnicity, language, religion or way of life,” he continued.
Click HERE to read the entire statement.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Restore Louisiana to reopen survey and extend application deadline
Doorman, veteran at local bar salutes for national anthem, becomes internet sensation
Mississippi casino revenue rises as sports betting begins
Doorman, veteran at local bar salutes for national anthem, becomes social media...
Gonzales could fine property owners for uncut grass