The racial divide in American society and within the Catholic Church is one that needs to be bridged so that healing and progress can take place, said retired Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville, Illinois.
As the election, the pandemic and racism made headlines across the U.S. last year, priests’ homilies did not mention these events nearly as much as did sermons by Protestant preachers.
Protection of voting rights is a moral issue, according to Sister Anita Baird, who was on a panel discussion during a June 21 online forum on voting rights sponsored by Georgetown University.
Creating national norms was never the intent behind a proposal to write a new statement on the Eucharist, said Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Doctrine.
During his keynote address at the Catholic Media Conference on June 10th, Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron of Los Angeles said the role of Catholic media is to prioritize the proclamation of the word of God.
Catholic actors Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson star in the project, Wahlberg as the priest and Gibson as his father.
Pew releases new report on ‘Faith among Black Americans,’ first study of its kind in more than a generation
Of Blacks attending a Catholic church, 41% said they had heard a homily on racism; 39% said they had heard a sermon on abortion.