Emmett Till

People in Raeford, N.C., pray after viewing the body of George Floyd June 6, 2020. Demonstrations continue after a white police officer in Minnesota was caught on a bystander's video May 25 pressing his knee into the neck of George Floyd, an African American, who was later pronounced dead at a hospital.(CNS photo/Jonathan Drake, Reuters) See FLOYD-PROTESTS-HOMILIES-ROUNDUP June 8, 2020.

Let Us Pray: Defiantly Catholic

Our Church is God’s Church, and we belong to God. Church is the place we go to nurture our faith. It is where we go to be community.
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Cardinal Gregory: Till memorial should inspire youth to ‘work for a better world’ 

(OSV News) — Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, the Catholic Church’s first African American cardinal, reacted to President Joe Biden establishing the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument in Mississippi and Illinois July 25, saying it was important to ...
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Dear Reader: All Are Welcome

Few stories in our country's recent history rattle me quite like the murder of Emmett Till.
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What Is Systemic Racism? 

I’ve been hearing the term "systemic racism" used more and more lately, and I’m not sure if I agree with what I am hearing. Can you define what systemic racism is?
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A Catholic Response to Racism

No more documents. No more commissions. Deacon Art Miller says what the Church needs to do to confront racism is to act.
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The NAACP: Letting Freedom Ring

The NAACP, by encouraging African Americans to realize their own potential, is continuing a legacy that has made the United States stronger, fairer.
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