“Racism in America”
Most Reverend Shelton J. Fabre
Thursday, September 19, 2020 10:00-2:00
Bishop Fabre was installed as the 4th Bishop of Houma-Thibodaux in 2013. He previously served as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans from 2007 to 2013. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1989. After his priestly ordination, he held both pastoral assignments and administrative positions in the Diocese of Baton Rouge, including Director of the Office of Black Catholics and positions on the marriage tribunal, the diocesan school board, and the clergy personnel board. He chaired the pastoral planning committee from 2003 to 2007. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from St. Joseph Seminary-College in St. Benedict, LA, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in religious studies from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.
He currently chairs the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Ad Hoc Committee against Racism and Subcommittee for African-American Catholics, is a member of USCCB’s Administrative Committee and the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church, and has served on the Special Task Force to Promote Peace in Our Communities. He previously served as a member of USCCB’s Committee for the American College of Louvain. He is a Member of the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher, a 4th Degree Knight of St. Peter Claver, and a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. Bishop Fabre was elected to the CRS Board in 2017 for service beginning in 2018.
10:00 Welcome and introductions
10:15 Session 1
11:15 Session 2
12:00 Midday Prayer and lunch
1:00 Session 3
1:45 Wrap-up and conclusion