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by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Aug 28, 2020 / 03:48 pm MT (CNA).- The Beatitudes provide a way forward in a time of suffering, the Archbishop of Washington, D.C. said at a Mass on Friday on the anniversary of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington. “Matthew’s Beatitudes are a

This weekend we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. King is remembered as the most visible leader of the civil rights movement, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, and as the founding president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. But he was first

Lorraine Motel in Memphis Tn, Room 306 where Dr. Martin Luther King died. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
During the first week of April 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis Tennessee, as shockwaves reverberated throughout the world. In full splendor of St. Peter’s Basilica on Palm Sunday, Pope Paul VI assailed the “cowardly and atrocious killing” of Dr. Martin Luther King and linked it to

By Catholic News Service  WASHINGTON (CNS) — The issues that prompted the March on Washington 50 years ago have yet to be fully solved, said a 50th anniversary statement on the march issued by the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church.