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Martin Luther King Jr.

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago a great American in whose symbolic shadow we stand today signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as

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

May 31, 2020 WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a statement on George Floyd and the protests in American cities that have taken place over the last several days. This follows the Friday statement from

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

A Mass was held for the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Church of the Resurrection in Bond Hill. Bishop Joseph Binzer celebrated the Mass. For the story in pictures, click the video below:

By Richard Szczepanowski Catholic News Service  WASHINGTON (CNS) —Recalling the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington urged people to join hands and walk together, and not alone, for justice during an interfaith prayer service marking the 50th anniversary of the civil rights

Join us tonight for a special livestream event of the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington.  Simply click here to view the stream on your favorite device.

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.

Staff Report  Thousands of Americans, mostly African-Americans, started an as yet unfinished journey to equal justice and opportunity in the summer of 1963 with the historic March on Washington. The high point of that event was a speech delivered by an Atlanta clergyman — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  His