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Sin of Racism

Washington D.C., Feb 11, 2021 / 04:10 pm MT (CNA).- Black Catholic nuns have made manifold contributions to the Church in the United States, and theirs is a story that needs to be told, one historian says. Generations of black Catholic women “fought against racism in order to answer God’s

by CNA Staff Washington D.C., Feb 2, 2021 / 09:45 am MT (CNA).- Critics of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) say the organization has become extreme and “thoroughly disgraced,” after the center released its 2020 “census of hate groups,” which included numerous pro-life and family organizations. Since 1990, the

Toledo, Ohio, Jan 19, 2021 / 12:19 pm MT (CNA).- Police in Toledo, Ohio are investigating an arson attack on Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral involving an attempted fire and a spray-painted message on the outer walls reading “Jesus is Black.” A man whom police identified

Memphis, Tenn., Jan 20, 2020 / 11:35 am MT (CNA).- On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., was fatally shot outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. King is remembered as the most visible leader of the civil rights movement, for which he was awarded the

by Perry West Denver Newsroom, Nov 27, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- During the U.S. bishops’ meeting last week, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento said his diocese had hosted a one-man play honoring the first African-American slave to become a Catholic priest, as part of its efforts to address

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Nov 23, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- Pope Francis met with five NBA players at the Vatican Monday to discuss their efforts to combat social and economic injustice in the United States. Milwaukee Bucks shooting guards Kyle Korver and Sterling Brown were a part

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 17, 2020 / 04:00 pm MT (CNA).- After a summer of mass protests and civil unrest, bishops from around the U.S. shared stories of confronting racism in their home dioceses at their annual fall meeting on Tuesday. The bishops spoke out to condemn

by Christine Rousselle Washington D.C., Oct 7, 2020 / 03:00 pm MT (CNA).- Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington called for police reform in a virtual town hall event on Tuesday, saying that fear of law enforcement officers among African-American and other minority communities is an indication of the need for

CNA Staff, Oct 4, 2020 / 03:06 am MT (CNA).- Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, has formed an advisory council on racism, the diocese announced this week. The Bishop’s Advisory Council on Racism includes 14 members – both clergy and lay people – who will serve for three years.

CNA Staff, Sep 23, 2020 / 04:00 pm MT (CNA).- After a controversial grand jury decision regarding the death of Breonna Taylor, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville called for unity to work for racial justice and to combat racism, while many in the city of Louisville braced for protests. The