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Diocese of Arlington announces Bishop’s Advisory Council on Racism  

Oct 4, 2020

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, has formed an advisory council on racism, the diocese announced this week.  Read more

Black Catholic leader says Black Lives Matter organization 'ill-equipped to lead'

Sep 21, 2020

A Black Catholic leader said Friday that the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is the wrong organization to lead... Read more

Bishops preach against racism on feast of St. Peter Claver

Sep 9, 2020

On the feast of St. Peter Claver, bishops in the U.S. preached on overcoming the sin of racism through God’s... Read more

A stained glass image of St. Peter Claver in St. Aloysius church, Glasgow.

Who was St. Peter Claver?

Sep 9, 2020

September 9 marks the Feast of St. Peter Claver, a Jesuit priest who ministered to African slaves in Colombia in... Read more

Photos of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery on a side altar at St. Francis Xavier Church in New York City. Courtesy photo.

New York parish anti-racism pledge prompts controversy

Sep 3, 2020

By JD Flynn

A New York priest said his parish added a “pledge for racial justice” to Masses as part of its anti-racism... Read more

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

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

Sep 1, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Aug 28, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Aug 26, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Aug 24, 2020

“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

Aug 5, 2020

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

Jul 30, 2020

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

Jul 30, 2020

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

Jul 29, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Jul 27, 2020

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

Jul 27, 2020

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

Jul 9, 2020

By JD Flynn

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'

Jul 8, 2020

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

Jul 7, 2020

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

Jul 6, 2020

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

Jul 4, 2020

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