It is not enough to issue occasional condemnations of racism. The U.S. church must invest in Black Catholic churches and schools, as well as diocesan offices for Black parishioners.
Are racial justice movements straying from Catholic tradition — or are Catholic leaders out of touch?
Archbishop José Gomez’s speech on social justice movements displays a lack of understanding of Black Catholics and other groups too often at the margin of the church.
White Catholics today condemn slavery. But are they ready to fight its new manifestation—mass incarceration?
While American Catholics today would unequivocally condemn the institution of slavery and Jim Crow segregation, most do not see or work against one of its most prominent present-day manifestations: mass incarceration.