“If people of a different skin colour were treated so ignorantly and arrogantly, then this would be racism. If you treat the other person like that because she is a woman, then what are you: Catholic!”
“Georgia Republican Senator David Perdue mockingly mispronounced Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Senator Kamala Harris’ first name. As Catholics, we cannot look the other way”
“This situation is only possible coming from a cultural mindset of white people believing that they are the center of the universe and can do whatever they please, at any cost, disregarding all international law”
Migrants are suffering from “the predominance of economic interests
over the human person”, denounces Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva Ivan Jurkovič
Archbishop Antje Jackelén laments parishes’ role in “very humiliating” racial biological studies
As an Indian-American living in the US, I often feel like a sheep without a shepherd.
Amid the growth in the Black Lives Matter movement and the recent protests related to the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, among others, there has been a growing counter-protest movement centered around the police force with the slogans “Blue Lives Matter” and “Back the Badge,” among other variations.
During the 2020 US presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace asked both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden if they would denounce white supremacy.
I have noticed and written of the multiple times the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), both as individual US bishops and as a collective organization, has exhibited cluelessness in its handling of racism.
The State of Kerala in India has as one of its mottos, “God’s Own Country.” The same motto does not apply to the United States. The US cannot be considered a godly country until it returns the stolen land to the people that God gave the land to.
Anyone familiar with the ritual called the State of the Union is also familiar with the fact it invariably ends with the exhortation “God bless America.”
German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has urged the Church to combat right-wing radicalism and racism.
Given Breonna Taylor did not receive justice for her tragic murder, I want to address a particular type of venom seeping from certain Christian and right-wing groups.
Bishop Robert Barron strikes again. His Excellency released yet another tone-deaf article on his site Word On Fire, this one titled, “Acknowledging an Abyss; Finding a Bridge.”
Upon further reflection of the California Bishops’ year-long initiative against racism, I noticed there are necessary steps in this initiative that are missing, and glaringly so.
Black Lives Matter (BLM) has been portrayed by its detractors as many things: Marxist, radical, anti-American. Added to this growing list of charges is that it is either irreligious or doing religion wrong.
On September 9, 2020, the Roman Catholic Bishops of California announced a year-long initiative to examine the impact of racism, particularly as it is felt in the African-American community.
Pax Christi is urging a “seamless garment’ approach to the US presidential vote and a focus on issues as “equally sacred” for Catholics as the opposition to abortion.
The following sequence has become all too common, including within Catholic circles: Person A: ‘Black Lives Matter!’ Person B: ‘Shouldn’t All Lives Matter?’
Afro-Brazilian priests have pleaded with Pope Francis for more Black bishops in Brazil, and have complained to the pontiff of the knee of Catholic white supremacy they say has been “pressing on our necks”.
There are many in the “All Lives Matter” (ALM) camp who are “pro-life,” or more specifically, anti-abortion.
President Trump has increased the number of loopholes that exempt many multi-billionaires from paying any taxes whatsoever.
The Pontifical Academy for Life has made a powerful anti-racism statement with a ‘Black Lives Matter’ Pietà.
In an open letter organised by the ‘Faith in Public Life’ network, over 150 Catholics including theologians, religious and former staffers at the US Catholic Bishops’ Conference have accused Donald Trump of a “fundamental contempt for what it means to be a Christian”, denouncing that the US president “defiles the Gospel in his words and policies”.
On September 9th, the Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of Saint Peter Claver. Peter Claver was a Spanish-born Jesuit missionary sent to Cartagena, Colombia, and his primary apostolate was ministering to the West Africans who arrived in Cartagena aboard slave ships.
“Nuclear warfare is not on trial here, you are!” said Judge Samuel Salus, in exasperation.
A US bishop has decried racism as an “attack against the dignity and sanctity of human life”.
On Sunday, September 6, Fr. Bryan Massingale, in conjunction with the National Black Sisters’ Conference and the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, offered a Zoom presentation on “The Racist Sitting in the Pew: The Challenge Facing Black Catholicism Today.”
In a new book length interview, Pope Francis has given a sneak peek of his forthcoming third encyclical, railing against the “savage market economy” and “violent social injustice”.
In the 2020 US presidential election, Democrats and Republicans are appealing to Roman Catholics more than ever before. This election is pivotal for a country that has the prospect of four more years of President Donald Trump or a new Democratic president in Joe Biden.