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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, D.C.

U.S. bishops reflect on ‘rallying cry’ of Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 15, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Archbishop Timothy Broglio said that the renowned civil rights leader taught that “we must confront the evils of racism and... Read more

Archbishop William Lori.

Archbishop Lori: MLK’s principles of nonviolence have 'enduring power'

Apr 3, 2018

In a recent pastoral letter, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore said that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s "principles of... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the United States Congress, Sept. 24, 2015.

Marriage and family are being threatened, Pope tells US Congress

Sep 24, 2015

In his lengthy speech to the U.S. Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis said the family is being threatened today like... Read more

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Possible papal detour: a visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial?

Sep 23, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A previously unscheduled visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. might be added to the papal... 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

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Bishops offer encouragement on anniversary of civil rights march

Aug 14, 2013

Half a century after the famous civil rights march in Washington, D.C., significant progress towards justice has been made, but... Read more

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Archbishop praises MLK's letter from jail as prophetic

Apr 16, 2013

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail” was “direct and prophetic” in its call for justice and... Read more

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MLK was Christ-inspired, says head Knight of Peter Claver

Jan 20, 2013

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