Faith leaders call for unity, racial equality during New Albany prayer service

  • BY DANIEL SUDDEATH daniel.suddeath@newsandtribune.com

NEW ALBANY — Leaders representing different Floyd County denominations and churches came together Saturday night [September 19, 2020] to express a message of solidarity when it comes to social and racial justice.  Read the entire story HERE.

“The idea for the show of unity grew out of a Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation board meeting and resulted in 15 Floyd County churches signing a declaration calling for racial justice.” Daniel Suddeath

 

In light of the extreme events of recent months, we invoke the heavenly aid of Joseph Cardinal Ritter
PRAYER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND PEACE.

Cardinal Ritter, America again needs your wisdom, your courage, and your guidance.
Today we implore your help to bring fairness, equality, and civility to our nation.
Instill in each of us the compassion and understanding necessary to bring,
as you often said, “
equality of every soul before Almighty God.”
Intercede for us to the Father, that He will grant us healing and
answer our plea with peace.
Amen.

 

 

Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation, Inc. (CRBFI) was created in 2004 as a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitating and maintaining the Ritter house, telling the story of Cardinal Ritter, and preserving the remarkable legacy of this native son of New Albany, Indiana. (See Missions/Goals)  (See Board of Directors)

Today, more than 50 years since Cardinal Ritter’s 1967 passing, the CRBF strives to mirror his legacy in the place where he was born. The Ritter family house and bakery storefront has been tastefully renovated. Our community outreach partner is the Louisville-based Home of the Innocents (HOTI), whose goal is “to maintain the peace-filled, home-like atmosphere of Cardinal Ritter House while providing a safe, engaging therapeutic space in which clients and families can feel comfortable waiting for their service provider. (See Home of the Innocents)