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JesuiticalFebruary 02, 2024
Sister Mary Antona Ebo, front row at center, and her superior, Sister Eugene Marie Smith, march in Selma, Ala., March 10, 1965, to support voting rights for blacks. (CNS file photo from St. Louis Review)

This week on “Jesuitical,” Zac and Ashley are joined by Matthew Cressler, a scholar of Catholicism and race. Matthew created “Bad Catholics, Good Trouble,” a webcomic series about anti-racism and struggles for justice across American Catholic history, which frames an enlightening discussion about racial justice in the Catholic Church.

They discuss:

  • Institutional and individual Catholic responses to the civil rights movement
  • The history of white supremacy in American Catholicism
  • What it means to be a “good” or “bad” Catholic in the face of injustice

In Signs of the Times, Zac and Ashley discuss allegations of sexual misconduct against Quebec’s Cardinal Archbishop Gérald Lacroix; a summit in Rome that brought together pairs of Catholic and Anglican bishops from 27 countries; and Martin Scorsese’s latest meeting with Pope Francis.

Jesuitical is going on the road in 2024! We hope you’ll join us. And if you’d like Zac and Ashley to come to your parish, diocese, center or school, send us an email at jesuitical@americamedia.org

Feb. 28: Crystal City Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va., Live interview with Cardinal Wilton Gregory on “A Listening Church in a Divided Nation” from 7-8 p.m. Reception to follow from 8-9 p.m. Please RSVP here.

March 18: Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Calif. Live interview with American TV Newscaster Carol Costello. Time and venue TBD.


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