Category Archives: Night Will Be No More

tú eres mi otro yo

In other words, you are my other self. There is a way out of racism. It involves a new way of seeing oneself and others. For a young child, the universe is wholly self-centered. Gradually, a person becomes aware of … Continue reading

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ni de aquí ni de allá

Ni de aquí ni de allá, or, in other words, neither here nor there. Another gem in Bishop Seitz’s pastoral letter on racism is his reflection on Our Lady of Guadalupe. 46. Year after year, after fall winds bring cooler … Continue reading

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Night Will Be No More: Tú Vales (You Count)

While El Paso bishop Mark Seitz’s pastoral letter addresses primarily the situation of Latinos in the contemporary world, he is not ignorant of the Black lives that matter. A reminder of the racism at the root of our second-largest state … Continue reading

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Night Will Be No More: A History Of Sin

(Image Credit: “La Familia” by Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado. El Paso, Texas. ) Mark Seitz, bishop of El Paso devotes part II of his  pastoral letter on racism to a history lesson. It is an assignment well worth our reading. He … Continue reading

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Soul Sickness

In his pastoral letter on racism, Bishop Seitz touches on the notion of soul sickness. He cites a theologian in paragraph 15, and some background on Fr Massingale is here. “Soul sickness” is used in other contexts and in other … Continue reading

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Racism As A Perversion

I think it is dangerous to label people as racists. More preferable is to identify racism in behavior and culture, and label things and actions as such. Of course, some people over-identify with their possessions, acts, and culture. When this … Continue reading

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Night Will Be No More

El Paso’s bishop, Mark Seitz, has penned a pastoral letter addressing racism. A few friends regard it highly, and one thinks it’s the best of what has been a smallish output from US bishops as individuals and as a conference. … Continue reading

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