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FaithFaith in Focus
Cora Marie Billings
"I am asked how I can remain Catholic when the church I now serve in had ownership of a member of my family." - Cora Marie Billings, R.S.M.
Politics & Society
Jim McDermott
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education (May 1954), racial tensions in Alabama heightened considerably. When in February 1956 Autherine Lucy, a black student, began attending class at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, white students and community membe
Politics & SocietyVantage Point
The Editors
Vantage Point April 20, 1968: The editors on the death and dream of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 1979, the U.S.C.C.B stated that the Catholic Church “cannot remain silent about the racial injustices in society and its own structures.” The editors of America have explored how the Catholic Church has been complicit in the sin of racism and the ways it has begun to move toward reconciliation. America, along with a variety of authors, has explored the effects of racism on Catholics of color and civil rights movements such as the Black Lives Matter movement. Here is a collection of some of our best content on racial justice and the Catholic Church.