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CNA Staff, Jun 17, 2020 / 05:29 pm MT (CNA).- Catholic leaders say the Church has an important role in working for racial justice, but that protesting for justice does not imply endorsement of the positions taken by Black Lives Matter organizations. The phrase “#BlackLivesMatter” began to trend online following

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 19, 2020 / 12:00 am MT (CNA).- A Catholic high school in Wisconsin will not change its name from “Columbus Catholic High School” after a petition from alumni and other members of the community requested the change. But with Columbus statues coming down

CNA Staff, Jun 18, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- Sister Thea Bowman was the granddaughter of a slave, an advocate for racial justice, and the first African American woman to address the U.S. bishops’ conference. Two years ago, her sainthood cause was opened. “She was an outstanding teacher and

CNA Staff, Jun 15, 2020 / 02:50 pm MT (CNA).- The Catholic Church should be at the forefront of efforts to address racial inequality – not only through words, but through actions, said the bishops of Maryland on Monday. In a June 15 letter, the Maryland bishops said “we must

Fr. Mike Schmitz sits down with Fr. Josh Johnson to discuss racial division in the Church and how Catholics can strive to restore unity in the Body of Christ.

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 11, 2020 / 04:00 pm MT (CNA).- The Georgia state coordinator for Democrats for Life of America has called for renewed solidarity in the pro-life cause, following the death of George Floyd. Rev. Harriet Bradley said Wednesday that national and international protests over

CNA Staff, Jun 10, 2020 / 12:34 am MT (CNA).- Catholics have a key part to play— in cooperation with God’s grace— in overcoming racism, the bishop of Phoenix said at the diocesan Mass for Forgiveness of the Sin of Racism this week. “George Floyd did not die alone. Jesus

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Jun 10, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- Two black Catholic priests— one ordained six years, the other 42— shared their thoughts with CNA this week on the sin of racism, and the importance of praying, fasting, and advocating for healing. Father Josh Johnson, pastor

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 5, 2020 / 03:08 pm MT (CNA).- A Vatican cardinal intervened in an online discussion of racism on Friday to warn that a lack of welcome in U.S. churches is driving young African Catholics away from the Church. Cardinal Peter Turkson, a Ghanaian

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 3, 2020 / 05:00 pm MT (CNA).- Pro-life advocates must speak out in defense of all human life–including issues of racial justice and deaths at the hands of police, a prominent pro-life lawmaker told CNA Wednesday. Louisiana state Senator Katrina Jackson told CNA