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Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
Langston Hughes, the great Black poet, playwright, journalist and author, had a nuanced and not easily categorized religious life.
Dawn Eden Goldstein
How Louis J. Twomey, S.J., overcame his own prejudice to become one of the most outspoken white allies of New Orleans’s Black community.
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
This week on “Jesuitical,” Zac and Ashley are joined by Matthew Cressler, creator of “Bad Catholics, Good Trouble,” a webcomic series about anti-racism and struggles for justice across U.S. Catholic history.
A group of students of different races wearing scrubs and white jackets and taking notes while sitting at classroom desks
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Stephen P. Lucke
The Supreme Court has limited the consideration of race in admissions, but Catholic schools may still pursue diversity by selecting students likely to advance social justice after they graduate.
FaithFaith and Reason
Jaisy A. Joseph
Preparations for the upcoming Synod have prompted an important question: How might the local church of the United States become a powerful witness of the good news amid cries for racial healing and justice?
From left to right, family members Bernadette Semple (in the background), Toni Ann Semple and Denise Semple pray during Mass Sept. 3, 2023, at St. Peter Claver Church in St. Inigoes, Md. The Mass closed the Southern Maryland GU272 – Jesuit Enslaved Descendant Gathering Aug. 31-Sept. 3. (OSV News photo/ Mihoko Owada, Catholic Standard)
FaithShort Take
Brian Paulson
Six years ago, for the first time, I sat face-to-face with the descendants of the 272 people my own religious order, the Jesuits, enslaved and sold 185 years ago.