Letter to the editor: Black women were excluded from religious orders. Catholics need to know this history.
A response by a historian to America's recent coverage of the path to completion by the Sisters of Charity of New York notes shock and disappointment at the lack of reckoning with the impact of the longstanding anti-Black and anti-brown admissions policies and practices that most European and white American congregations employed.
Writing the first full history of Black Catholic women religious in the United States, Shannen Dee Williams experienced the gamut of human emotions.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, I have thought often about Sister Mary Anthony Duchemin and the extraordinary sacrifice that she made to the church and community at large in 1832.
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.
Black Catholics have been at the forefront of the push to get the Vatican to confront the church’s racist past and present.
Sister Antona Ebo’s lifelong struggle against white supremacy, inside and outside the Catholic Church
On Nov. 11, the Catholic Church lost a moral titan in the long struggle for racial equality and justice in the United States.
One cannot begin to understand the current deterioration of American race relations without confronting the enduring realities of white supremacy present in the case of Emmett Till.