MLK Day

Statue of Dr. Martin Luther King

Audacious Hope

Hope was always the bedrock of Dr. Martin Luther King's work. “If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving,” he said.
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Holy Cross Father Theodore Hesburgh, then president of the University of Notre Dame, second from left, joins hands with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev. Edgar Chandler and Msgr. Robert J. Hagarty of Chicago, far right, in this 1964 file photo. As Rev. King taught, "we must confront the evils of racism and prejudice with the love of Christ," Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services, who is president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in a Jan. 10, 2024, statement ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 15. (OSV News photo/courtesy University of Notre Dame)

Broglio: Reflect On King’s ‘Rallying Cry’ to Confront Today’s ‘Evils of Racism’

The Jan. 15 federal holiday honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a time to “pause and reflect” on his “indelible legacy” and “his rallying cry in the pursuit of justice and peace.”
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Illustration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Franciscan Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What do an American civil rights icon of the 1960s and an Italian mystic from the 13th century have in common? More than you might think.
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Blooming cherry blossoms surround the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington March 27, 2021. (CNS photo/Cheriss May, Reuters)

‘His memory still resonates’: Franciscan sister recalls MLK

Almost everyone familiar with the life and death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. knows the value that the civil rights leader put on living a long life. The phrase "longevity has its place" is now enshrined within his last ...
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I (Still) Have a Dream’: St. Francis of Assisi School

During the 50th anniversary of a key year in the civil rights movement, St. Francis School looks to the future in Mississippi.
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