Pope Francis's new encyclical FRATELLI TUTTI(Brothers All) is very relevant for the
crises in our own country today regarding racial tensions, which are
overwhelming.Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles wrote:
“Pope Francis’ teaching here is profound and beautiful: God our
Father has created every human being with equal sanctity and dignity, equal
rights and duties, and our Creator calls us to form a single human family in
which we live as brothers and sisters.
God’s plan for humanity, the Pope reminds us, has implications for
every aspect of our lives — from how we treat one another in our personal
relationships, to how we organize and operate our societies and economies.
In analyzing conditions in the world today,
the Holy Father provides us with a powerful and urgent vision for the moral
renewal of politics and political and economic institutions from the local
level to the global level, calling us to build a common future that truly
serves the good of the human person.
For the Church, the Pope is
challenging us to overcome the individualism in our culture and to serve our
neighbors in love, seeing Jesus Christ in every person, and seeking a society
of justice and mercy, compassion and mutual concern.
I pray that Catholics and all people of good will reflect on our
Holy Father’s words here and enter into a new commitment to seek the unity of
the human family.”