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Racial Justice and Social Peace
Justice and peace are words sometimes used to summarize the whole area of our faith called Catholic social teaching and action. They are what the protestors decrying the brutal death of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis are chanting about. All want a harmonious society, but there can be no true peace without justice for all. As Pope St. Paul VI famously said in his message for the Day of Peace in 1972, “If you want peace, work for justice.” How do we do that?
On Monday, June 29th, 2020, the Dominican Friars at St. Gertrude’s Church in Cincinnati, Ohio celebrated a Solemn High Mass in the Dominican Rite.
Solemn Mass in the Dominican Rite
For those who are familiar with the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, the Dominican Rite is its “cousin,” so to speak. It was the liturgy used by the Order of preachers from the mid-13th century until the liturgical changes following the Second Vatican Council.
I find it particularly hard to say what I think here because, well, I’m still thinking about it.
One Chaplain’s Response to George Floyd’s Death
At a time like this, I wish I could bring all these people together to sit down at the table for dinner. It probably wouldn’t go very well, but at least the food would be top-notch. The endeavor might fall flat by the end of the evening, but I still think it would be worth a try. It would probably do a better job than Facebook.