Prayer service held in Milwaukee to pray for healing of racism
MILWAUKEE – The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is hosting a prayer service to pray for reconciliation and the healing of racism in Milwaukee on Friday, Aug. 18, at 12:15 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N. Jackson St., Milwaukee.
According to a release from the Milwaukee Archdiocese, community members of all faiths within the diocese of Milwaukee and beyond are invited to attend the service. (Walworth County is one of 10 southeastern Wisconsin counties that make up the Milwaukee Archdiocese.)
The release quoted the Rev. Tim Kitzke, the vicar general for urban ministry in the Milwaukee Archdiocese, who denounced the violence that occurred during a recent gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“…(W)e in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee stand strong with our brothers and sisters too long oppressed not only in Virginia, but in our own urban center,” Kitzke said. “We have zero tolerance for any racist words or actions. They are not only incendiary, but are rooted in a hate that is diametrically opposed to the love and light of Jesus Christ. Racism is a grave sin.”