124 | VISION 2021 | VocationNetwork.orgBEING CATHOLIC
’M A WHITE WOMAN of Slavic descent, two generations removed
from my European roots. Any conversation about racism has to
begin like this, since what we say about race comes from where
we’re seated at the table. In my case, my complexion is fair. English is
my native language. I enjoy the advantage of being Christian in a mostly
In other words, growing up a coal miner’s granddaughter in humbleI
The church has much to say, and more to do, on
this pervasive and persistent evil.
What the church is
about the sin of racism
BY ALICE CAMILLE
EVAN AND ELYSSABradfield bothteach in Catholicschools in theArchdiocese ofKansas City,Kansas. Bothwelcome theopportunity towork for racialreconciliationthrough education.They are picturedhere with theirdaughter, Josie.
Alice Camille isthe author ofFearless: Storiesof the AmericanSaints and a regular contributorto the online column “QuestionsCatholics ask.”