In “Night Will Be No More,” a pastoral letter published in response to the August Walmart shooting in El Paso, Seitz resonates the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s (USCCB) long-standing assertion that “most” whites are racists, and no one else can be. Indulging in the bishop’s familiar, flimsy language of class struggle, he condemns our country’s “system of white privilege” that “becomes a tool of class,” culminating in “white supremacy,” which is Satan, “the evil one, incarnate.”
Seitz finds himself in a world wrought by hatred and violence. He focuses on what he perceives to be the focus of the evil behind both: racism, specifically the hatred that whites have for minorities. ….