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Gloria Purvis
When people meet me, at the Capitol or in a church, they may wonder or even ask me politely, “Are you a conservative or a liberal?” I smile and say, “I’m just a Catholic.”
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Christopher Pramuk
Joyce Coleman sings the soul of a community whose faith has been tested by fire across generations, centuries, in this country. To sing such a faith is, for this white Catholic, to be filled with wonder and gratitude—beyond words, beyond speech, beyond concept.
Politics & SocietyNews
J.D. Long-García
The Society of Jesus is teaming up with the descendants of enslaved people once owned by the religious order to reconcile and heal the deep racial wounds of America.
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Elias Crim
He was a priest who argued that the Catholic Church was fundamentally racist, all the while remaining a faithful member of it.
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There are 11 saints associated with the Catholic Church in the United States. None of them are of African descent. But, an initiative by the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans wants to raise the profile of six Black Catholics—women and men who the Church believes have saintly potential.

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Erika Rasmussen
After growing up Baptist, Nate Tinner-Williams became a Roman Catholic in December 2019. Now, after a move to New Orleans, he is planning to enter the seminary of the Josephites.