Racism

Ricky Manalo March 30, 2020
I have traveled all over the world, yet I have never felt the need to hide my ethnicity until now, in my own hometown, New York City.
In the middle lands of these 40 days, I am burdened by the fact that our society has not yet reckoned with the ongoing sin of capital punishment nor the full extent of our country’s racist past.
Mary Clare Fichtner, O.P., (far left) is joined by Springfield Dominican Anti-Racism Team members (left to right) Richard Bowen, Howard Derrick and Valeria Cueto. Photo courtesy of Springfield Dominicans.
The Dominican sisters are motivated by a recognition that the blinding racism that allowed nuns to buy and sell human beings in the past could blind them to their own complicity in racist structure today.
Shannen Dee Williams March 03, 2020
When Anne Marie Becraft established her school in the midst of the nation’s and the church’s slaveholding elite, she powerfully declared that the lives of black people, especially women and girls, mattered.
A Catholic school classroom in Phoenix, Ariz., gets down to work. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
Ellen K. Boegel January 16, 2020
Disputes regarding the enforcement of hair grooming standards at religious schools require application of fundamental church-and-state principles that are unique to the United States.
Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, La., chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, speaks during the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore Nov. 13, 2019. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
The document, titled "Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love—A Pastoral Letter Against Racism," sold out its first 2,000 copies eight months after it was printed and was recently sent out for a second printing.