From Dan Eudene – Executive Director of Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland –
There is no room for hatred in our County. Respect for other human beings is fundamental to all faiths. In response to the recent act of violence in Monsey and others around the Country, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of the Diocese of New York, released the following message:
The news of last night’s attack at the home of a Jewish family in Monsey, New York, is the latest in a series of sickening acts of violence against our Jewish brothers and sisters. Such acts must be condemned completely and without reservation as totally contrary to everything that people of faith stand for.
An attack on any individual or group because of his or her religious beliefs is an attack on us all. This hatred has no place in our city, state, or nation, or anywhere else on our planet.
At my Sunday Mass this morning, I prayed in a special way in solidarity with the victims of these heinous acts of violence, and urge all people to come together in a spirit of unity to reject such hatred and bigotry wherever it occurs.