USA: Pax Christi USA Executive Director speaks at panel on "Overcoming Polarization through Catholic Social Thought"
from Pax Christi USA
14/7/18 - Sr. Patricia Chappell, Executive Director of Pax Christi USA, was invited to be a part of Georgetown University’s panel, “Overcoming Polarization Through Catholic Social Thought.”
Sr. Chappell stated, "The causes of the polarization that we observe in our church and nation today are certainly NOT new. What is new are the overt manifestations of hatred, hostility and bigotry, and the equally intense reactions and feelings that get evoked in the face of such rage and anger.
"The polarization in both our church and nation has ideological and political roots, it has generational and gender roots, both of which our panelists will address…the polarization also has sociological, historical, theological and philosophical roots…but I truly believe that the seed that gave birth to those roots is the seed of RACISM that runs so deeply in ALL of the social systems in the United States…and our dear Catholic Church is not exempt from this scandalous social sin.
"Today, we are observing a narrative that is rooted in a sinful and warped world view being played out because that world view has become our reality..."