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Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech during the Aug 28 1963 march on Washington DC.

When you think of MLK, don't forget the faith that inspired him

Jan 16, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Martin Luther King Day is a time to promote racial harmony in America and honor the slain civil rights leader... Read more

Rosa Parks, with Martin Luther King, Jr. in the background, c. 1955.

Fighting injustice 'is going to hurt' – the legacy of Rosa Parks

Dec 3, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The legacy of Rosa Parks, 60 years after her arrest for civil disobedience, is that Catholics must fight injustice even... Read more

Dr. Martin Luther King speaks at the St. Paul Campus.

Fifty years later, remembering the civil rights march that moved a nation

Mar 25, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic leaders marked the 50th anniversary of the voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. with praise for those... Read more

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville takes part in a press conference at the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 12, 2013.

US bishops praise continuing Civil Rights movement

Sep 17, 2014

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was “a monumental step forward” for human dignity, but continued work is necessary to... Read more

Civil Rights Leaders march from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963. Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

US bishops to honor 50th anniversary of civil rights milestones

Aug 28, 2014

The U.S. bishops are encouraging commemorations of the 50th anniversary of milestones in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, saying they... Read more

Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK's witness continues to push for justice 'rooted in love'

Jan 20, 2014

The example of Martin Luther King, Jr., calls Americans today to renew their commitment to justice and charity, reflected the... Read more

President Barack Obama speaks during the 50th Anniversary of March on Washington.

Crowds in DC urged to continue work of Martin Luther King

Aug 28, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Thousands of people gathered in downtown Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King... Read more