His Eminence Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, in a recent statement, conveyed that Americans must recommit to fight against racism through love and faith to honor Martin Luther King. The U.S. honors the legacy of Dr. King by marking the third Monday of January as MLK Day – an American federal holiday. Celebrations throughout the country commend his life and achievements in the name of equality and civil rights.

As reported by Catholic News Agency, His Eminence Cardinal Daniel DiNardo remarked that “As our nation celebrates the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we are given an important time to recommit ourselves to the Gospel message he preached, that the sin of racism can be defeated by active love and the light of faith.” Further, His Beatitude Cardinal added, “We pray in confidence that Jesus Christ will remind us all that he is the most powerful means to break the chains of hate that still bind too many hearts, a truth which lies at the center of Dr. King’s legacy.”

His Eminence Cardinal DiNardo concluded his remarks by reminding that “Our challenge is to bring Dr. King’s message into the present moment in a way that inspires lasting change.”