Sadness, frustration, fear, and anger are but a few of the disquieting emotions resulting from the egregious fatal arrest of George Floyd of Minneapolis.
“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly,” wrote Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We once again are feeling the pain that the use of violent force is wreaking. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province, pray for the family of George Floyd, for all those struggling with his senseless death, the officers who must live with the results of their actions, and for the entire community. We are “caught in an inescapable network of mutuality,” again revealing systemic injustice causing indescribable suffering to all and disproportionately to our Black brothers and sisters. Read the full statement.