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 Two of the latest installments of Joan Chittister’s column, "From Where I Stand", addresses the crisis of racism and police brutality. In the first, she writes, “From where I stand, racism is the temptation white people have yet to overcome in an honest, genuine way. Catholics know that confessing the sin is not enough. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, forgiveness requires our ‘intention to make reparation,’ as well or, as we once said, ‘a firm purpose of amendment.’” Click here to read the full piece. In the second piece, she challenges white Americans, "don't be sure that change can be taken for granted, that it will move another inch unless we keep up the pressure to save our own souls if nothing else." The full piece is here.