A statement from
The National Black Catholic Congress
in response to remarks made
by President Donald Trump


The National Black Catholic Congress strongly condemns the remarks by President Donald Trump regarding our sisters and brothers from Haiti, El Salvador and the nations of Africa.  As people of Faith, concerned with the dignity of all of God’s people, we deplore such racist and hateful speech.  At our Congress gathering in Orlando this past July, we committed ourselves to living our Faith and working toward social justice.  As we celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend, his words have never rung truer:

“Along the way of life, someone must have the sense enough and the morality enough to cut off the chain
of hate. This can only be done by projecting the ethics
of love to the center of our lives."

We will continue to act justly, love goodness and walk humbly with our God and all of God’s people.