Dozens of Catholics gathered at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Kentucky, on Aug. 15 in prayer before a walk for racial justice organized by Black Catholics for Justice, a group of young Catholics from local parishes. Sister Kitty Wilson joined the prayer walk for justice. “It was like a grand homecoming for me because many of the older folks I knew were there, and they introduced me to their children, all grown-up now,” she said.
Archbishop Kurtz gave the opening prayer centered on Micah 6:8, Sister Kitty’s favorite scripture passage. He spoke of what God requires of us; to do justice, love tenderly, and walk humbly with God.
You have been told, O mortal, what is good,
and what the Lord requires of you:
Only to do justice and to love goodness,
and to walk humbly with your God.
After the prayer, the group walked to the federal courthouse. Once there, speakers addressed justice in its many forms and encouraged all to register and vote. Sister Kitty said, “The walk was hot, but people paid no attention to the heat. Everyone kept repeating Breonna Taylor’s name and chanting ‘No justice, no peace.'”
Pictured above are Deacon James Turner, Deacon of St. Martin de Porres Parish, Kitty Wilson, SCN, and Annette (May) Turner, executive director of the Office of Multicultural Ministry of the Archdiocese of Louisville.