A Reflection on Bishop McElroy’s Homily

A Reflection on Bishop McElroy’s Homily

Dear Nativity Prep Community,

I write to you with a heavy heart in reflection of the unjust murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others of our brothers and sisters.

We remain steadfast in our commitment and support of raising awareness and developing and pursuing actionable steps to ensure every person is treated with dignity and can confidently expect equal justice under the law.

At Nativity Prep, we stress the importance of creating together an environment where every member of our community values the importance of and seeks to develop a growth mindset. A growth mindset requires a willingness to listen, learn and, when necessary, change. Going forward, we will continue to be committed to listening, learning and taking action to eliminate racism and create a just world for all.

In closing, I would like to share these words from the recent homily given by Bishop McElroy at the Church of the Immaculata last Sunday:

If our love for Jesus Christ, hanging on the cross, is to have meaning for us as people of faith, it must compel us to move dramatically and unceasingly to end the institutionalized suffering which the African American community has endured all throughout our history as a people. We cannot simply pass by in silence, as the crowd did while our Lord was crucified.

Bishop McElroy’s homily is a beautiful statement about the responsibility we have as a Catholic community. I encourage everyone to take the time to read the homily here.

Gilbert P. Brady
Nativity Prep of San Diego