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A Catholic response to racism

A Catholic response to racism

“Sooner or later, all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood.”  The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke these eloquent words almost fifty-six years ago

Some want D.C.’s Lincoln statue gone. Others point out: Freed Black Americans paid for it.

Some want D.C.’s Lincoln statue gone. Others point out: Freed Black Americans paid for it.

Washington, D.C.’s congressional delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton, said Tuesday she will introduce legislation to remove a “problematic” statue of Abraham Lincoln from D.C.’s Lincoln Park on Capitol Hill. Holmes Norton cited the statue’s “problematic depiction of the fight to achieve emancipation” as grounds for its removal.

Protesting on Both Knees

Protesting on Both Knees

On June 4, I was returning from early morning Mass for religious sisters across Midtown Manhattan when, on 48th Street, I entered the pedestrian protective tunnel of a construction site. There was an African American construction worker on the other side of the tunnel who,

Minneapolis officer’s murder charge to be upgraded in George Floyd death, 3 others charged

Minneapolis officer’s murder charge to be upgraded in George Floyd death, 3 others charged

Minnesota‘s Attorney General’s Office is expected to announce upgraded charges against Derek Chauvin, the white Minneapolis officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck, and has added new charges against the three other officers at the scene. Chauvin will now be charged with second-degree murder, The Star Tribune first reported. The other