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Florida State University.

After Black Lives Matter controversy, Catholic removed from Florida State student government

The Catholic former president of a Florida university’s student senate says he was removed from office for questioning controversial policy... Read more

Sister Thea Bowman. Courtesy of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.

Thea Bowman - religious sister, civil rights advocate, candidate for sainthood

Sister Thea Bowman was the granddaughter of a slave, an advocate for racial justice, and the first African American woman... Read more

 Protesters march during a "Black Trans Lives Matter" march against police brutality on June 17, 2020 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City.

Can Catholics support ‘Black Lives Matter’?

Catholic leaders say the Church has an important role in working for racial justice, but that protesting for justice does... Read more

St. Josephine Bakhita.

Catholic magazine issues art challenge to highlight human equality

In the face of recent protests, a Catholic art magazine has organized the Bakhita Prize for the Visual Arts to... Read more

Brian Carroll. Courtesy photo.

American Solidarity Party candidate presses on to 2020 presidential election

Republicans and Democrats aren’t the only political parties finding their 2020 campaigning efforts hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more

A peaceful protest in Miami May 31, 2020 following the death of George Floyd.

Maryland Catholic bishops: Fighting racism requires more than words

The Catholic Church should be at the forefront of efforts to address racial inequality – not only through words, but... Read more

In trying times, how can Catholics stay hopeful?

Amid the worldwide panic surrounding coronavirus and lockdowns, as well as protests and unrest in many parts of the country... Read more

Demonstrators pray the rosary near the St. John Paul II Shrine in Washington, D.C., June 2, 2020,

For justice and healing: Catholics explain why they marched

Catholics around the country told CNA that they attended recent protests against racism and police brutality in cities, suburbs, and... Read more

June 7th 2020: Black Lives Matter protesters gathered at 16th St NW in Washington, D.C.

'The death of George Floyd will not be in vain', says Democrats for Life coordinator

The Georgia coordinator for Democrats for Life of America has called for renewed solidarity in the pro-life cause, following the death... Read more

Fr. Josh Johnson. Courtesy photo.

‘God is inviting us to be part of the solution’- Black Catholic priests on racism and healing

Two black Catholic priests— one ordained six years, the other 42— shared their thoughts with CNA this week on the... Read more

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. CNA file photo.

Catholics cannot remain indifferent to racism, Phoenix bishop says

Catholics have a key part to play— in cooperation with God’s grace— in overcoming racism, the bishop of Phoenix said... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Archbishop Gomez says US has work to do in achieving racial equality

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles asked the parishes of his archdiocese to toll their bells for eight minutes and... Read more

Protester outside the White House in 2016.

DC Catholic priests invited to 'prayerful protest' at White House

Priests in the Archdiocese of Washington will demonstrate outside of the White House on Monday as a “prayerful protest” against hatred... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell June 5 at a prayer service for George Floyd, at Rome’s Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere.

Cardinal Farrell laments ideological divide in Christian response to George Floyd killing

In response to racism, the Catholic Church should be united in Christ, not take ideological sides, Cardinal Kevin Farrell said... Read more

1992 LA riots.

How one Catholic priest responded to the ’92 LA riots

In the spring of 1992, then-Father David O’Connell was comfortable in parish life in south LA. The Irish-born priest had... Read more

Louisiana State Senator Katrina Jackson speaks at Stork Ball 2020 on January 23, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Racial justice is a pro-life issue, says leading pro-life legislator

Pro-life advocates must speak out in defense of all human life--including issues of racial justice and deaths at the hands... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson.

Vatican cardinal urges forgiveness, justice in response to George Floyd killing

Cardinal Peter Turkson on Wednesday decried the existence of racism around the world, urging people to seek justice and fraternity,... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at a general audience in the apostolic library.

Pope Francis prays for the soul of George Floyd and for peace and justice in US

Pope Francis said Wednesday that he is praying for the soul of George Floyd and all victims of racism, adding... Read more

St. Albert the Great parish in Minneapolis, Minn., where some local residents took shelter May 28, 2020.

Catholic parish offers sanctuary amid Minneapolis riots

When protests following the death of George Floyd turned violent Thursday night, a small Catholic parish in Minneapolis became a... Read more

 US President Donald Trump holds up a Bible outside of St John's Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, DC on June 1, 2020.

Trump says he will dispatch troops if riots continue

During a speech from the Rose Garden on June 1, President Donald Trump pledged to deploy the U.S. military if... Read more