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.
Black Catholics in the United States are commenting on what they hope will happen in the church and as well as society as a whole as a result of the recent racial unrest and protests.
California Native people prayed at a makeshift altar before activists took down the statue of Serra, the 18th-century Franciscan credited with spreading the Catholic faith but also seen as part of an imperial conquest.
The recent racial unrest has special poignancy for Black Catholics, who wish and work for change not only in American society, but in the Catholic Church as well.