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Activists and directors of Planned Parenthood, NYC, gathered in Foley Square.

Black leaders blast 'systemic racism' of abortion in letter to Planned Parenthood

A coalition of Black leaders is calling out Planned Parenthood for “targeting” Black communities for abortions while professing to support... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory at a Mass celebrated at the Capital One Arena before the 2020 March for Life.

On ‘March on Washington’ anniversary, DC archbishop calls for beatitudes

The Beatitudes provide a way forward in a time of suffering, the Archbishop of Washington, D.C. said at a Mass... Read more

Demonstrators sit in the street, in front of law enforcement, Aug. 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wis. A third night of civil unrest occurred after the shooting of Jacob Blake.

Kenosha Catholics praying for peace after third night of violence

Catholics in Kenosha, Wisconsin, are praying for peace after a third night of violence following the police shooting of Jacob... Read more

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Milwaukee archbishop prays for peace after Kenosha shooting

“The Church stands as a beacon of hope,” said Archbishop Jerome Listecki. “The sins of violence, injustice, racism and hatred must be... Read more

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Loyola quiet on Flannery O’Connor residence hall controversy

After controversy surrounding the removal of American Catholic author Flannery O’Connor’s name from a residence hall, Loyola University Maryland has... Read more

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Loyola University Maryland renaming dorm that honored Flannery O'Connor

The president of Loyola University Maryland announced Friday that the Flannery O'Connor Residence Hall was being renamed, saying, “some of... Read more

Earl Gage Jr. in an undated photo from the San Francisco Independent newspaper. Photo courtesy of Blondell Chism via Catholic San Francisco.

San Francisco to name street after first Black firefighter, a Catholic convert

San Francisco’s first Black firefighter, a Catholic convert whose faith helped him endure years of racial abuse within the department,... Read more

State Sen. Katrina Jackson. CNA file photo.

Pro-life movement needs 'humility' and 'consistency' on racism

Black pro-life leaders spoke during an event Tuesday about the need for the pro-life movement to become more consistent and... Read more

Scene in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Portland July 25, 2020. 

Portland archbishop decries violence, calls for peaceful efforts against racism

The archbishop of Portland, Oregon is urging Catholics to learn about and study how to respond to the sin of... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Push for racial justice could be an 'awakening' on abortion, prolife advocates say

Some pro-life advocates say that the recent push for racial equality in the US can be an awakening to the... Read more

Protestor carrying Black Lives Matter sign.

Indiana priest's suspension after Black Lives Matter letter divides Catholics

Catholics in one Indianapolis suburb are divided over the suspension of a priest who called organizers of the Black Lives... Read more

Kanye West.

Kanye West says Planned Parenthoods 'do the devil’s work'

American hip-hop singer Kanye West has denounced the nation’s largest abortion provider as racist and demonic after announcing an unexpected... Read more

Mississippi state capitol, Jackson.

Mississippi bishops denounce racism in 4th of July letter

Bishop Louis Kihnemann of Biloxi and Bishop Joseph Kopacz of Jackson issued an unequivocal call for all Catholics to reject... Read more

Bishop Thomas Daly. CNA file photo.

Spokane bishop responds to Catholic Charities racism video

Both the Bishop of Spokane and the leader of a Washington state Catholic Charities organization have spoken out about a... Read more

State Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Texas' Bishop Flores criticizes Planned Parenthood for anti-Mexican ethnic slur

The Bishop of Brownsville, Texas has criticized Planned Parenthood and pro-choice political organizations in the state for use of anti-Mexican... Read more

EWTN Radio host Gloria Purvis.

How Catholics can work to 'expel this demon' of racism

Gloria Purvis, host of EWTN’s radio show “Morning Glory,” who has served on the National Black Catholic Congress, said on... Read more

Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald greets friends after receiving the red hat at the Vatican October 5, 2019.

‘This is the Christian message’: Cardinal urges Catholics to join struggle for racial justice

A cardinal has encouraged Catholics to take part in the worldwide struggle for racial justice following the death of George... Read more

Gloria Purvis. Courtesy photo.

After backlash, EWTN radio host Gloria Purvis says she will persevere

Gloria Purvis, host of a Catholic morning radio show produced by EWTN, said she will keep speaking out for racial... Read more

Protests against the killing of George Floyd in Ann Arbor Michigan, June 2020.

‘No justice, no peace’ reflects Catholic principles for police reform, bishops say

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, Bishop Mario Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington, and Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux sent... Read more

The statue of the Roman Catholic Spanish priest Junipero Serra is pictured in Palma de Mallorca on June 22, 2020, after it was daubed with graffiti reading "Racist."

‘I cannot remain silent’: Madison Catholic bishop condemns destruction of religious statues

As rioters across the United States target statues depicting figures of various stripes, the bishop of Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday... Read more