A Catholic priest is getting ratio’d hard after doing the Catholic version of “I’m not racist, I have a black friend.” The priest, Father John Catoir, JCD, tweeted out that he is “for Trump” but is totally not a racist, and as proof, he offered up the fact that he once ran the Catholic Interracial Council.


Yes, he is definitely white.

The Catholic Interracial Council appears to be a now-defunct operation that functioned primarily during the Civil Rights era, ending in 1998. It was formed in 1934 by Father John LaFarge and was remarkably progressive for its day, but for 2019, the idea that people of color should be welcomed in the Catholic church isn’t exactly revolutionary.

And running it for some period of time doesn’t cancel out supporting a President who has inspired mass shootings with his anti-immigrant rhetoric that somehow only seems to target immigrants of color. This is the very reason why Father Catoir is getting dragged so hard right now.

Good luck with that.

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*First Published: August 13, 2019, 10:40 am