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The Gloria Purvis Podcast
This week on “The Gloria Purvis Podcast,” Gloria speaks with the Rev. Thomas Burke about the importance of establishing personal parishes for Black Catholics.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
Toni Morrison's fiction conveyed much of the pain, sacrifice and trauma that exemplifies so much of the African-American experience—which is why it makes some white readers uncomfortable.
seven college students in regular clothes stand in front of a graffiti mural of george floyd with his face and name, in minneapolis
FaithFaith in Focus
Renée Darline Roden
Modern Catholic Pilgrim, the company organizing these pilgrimages, aims to reform the culture of the American Church—and even secular society—through the spiritual practices of hospitality and pilgrimage.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
Kevin Spinale
Shannen Dee Williams’s 'Subversive Habits' uncovers—with authoritative, painstaking scholarship—a great deal of what was hidden and some of what has been erased concerning white supremacy in the Roman Catholic Church.
An icon of Julia Greeley holding a young child
Lisa Cotter — Catholic News Service
Julia Greeley, a paragon of humility and charity in the 19th and early 20th centuries, was born into slavery. Now she is poised to become one of the first African American saints.
Arts & CultureBooks
Boreta Singleton
The reader can see God in all areas of Toni Morrison’s characters’ circumstances—in the “magic,” in the pain and suffering, and in the call to healing and wholeness that leads to life.