Race

Kevin Christopher Robles October 06, 2020
2020 was a year of reckoning for racial injustice in America. Catholics of color are calling for the church to look in the mirror. Will the church respond and take a prophetic stand?
"Like Peter Claver, are we not called to see Christ in every face and to hear him in every voice," he said, "no matter what race or ethnic backgrounds those faces and voices may represent?"
Celebrating an Aug. 28 Mass to mark the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King's historic March on Washington, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory urged Catholics to continue the dream of the late civil rights leader and to work for reconciliation and unity building.
Courtney Vance, Jonathan Major and Jurnee Smollett in ‘Lovecraft Country’ (phoot: HBO)
Jim McDermott August 25, 2020
Placing three Black characters at the center of a new TV series yields fresh, unexpected turns.
Kevin Spinale August 14, 2020
Kevin Spinale, S.J., offers his initial thoughts on John Howard Griffin's ‘Black Like Me,’ the latest selection of the Catholic Book Club.
Black Catholics believe that the time is now for the church to have a long-overdue reassessment over its role with racism and racial injustice.