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Fighting Racism

St. Katharine Drexel was born into a wealthy Philadelphia family in 1858. She founded an order of nuns and helped found the first Black Catholic university—Xavier University in New Orleans.
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Called to the Cross

If we claim to revere the cross, if we claim to love the one who died for our sins, then we must not turn away.
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Ending Racism

Reflect “Let Us make man in our image, according to Our Likeness” (Gen 1:26). Sadly, we do not always see each other in this way. Racism is a reminder of our brokenness. Let us pray for the eyes to see ...
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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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Walking the Underground Railroad

My walk became a priority for me for several reasons. It was foremost an opportunity to honor men and women who had lived their lives with great immediacy.
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Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Joseph N. Perry, pictured in a file photo, was named chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism May 10, 2023. Ahead of the U.S. bishops' meeting in Orlando, Fla., June 14-16, Bishop Perry recently spoke with OSV News about his new role. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Head of bishops’ anti-racism committee praises investigations into histories

Ahead of the U.S. bishops' meeting in Orlando, Florida, June 14-16, Bishop Joseph N. Perry said that new investigations by church institutions into their involvement with slavery and Indian boarding schools are "very healthy" and aid a collective examination of ...
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