Statement of Daniel Cardinal DiNardo - Death of George Floyd

May 29, 2020

The Bishops of Texas recently issued a message of prayers and condolences to the family of George Floyd for the events in Minnesota earlier this week.

I want to add my own pastoral concern as George Floyd grew up in Houston.  Many of his family and friends are still here and I speak my own sorrow for his death.

I also want to ask for the renewal of action that leads to the end of racism.  This reality still lingers in our society today, even in Houston.  We must continue to work to end this scourge on society.


Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) - Statement on George Floyd

May 29, 2020

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops offers our prayers for George Floyd, his family and friends, and all those affected by his killing and the events that followed in Minnesota. As the US Bishops stated in their recent pastoral letter, “Open Wide Our Hearts,” the injustice and harm racism causes are an attack on the dignity of human life. We pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance as we approach this season of Pentecost in order to work toward a society where justice, peace, and charity may be shared with all of God’s children.