Josephine Bakhita

A Prayer for Josephine

St. Josephine Bakhita bore scars throughout her body from years of slavery, yet her courageous heart remained unblemished.
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St. Josephine Bakhita

Only One Master

That total abandonment to God would be Josephine’s legacy—and it is one we can work toward as 21st-century Catholics.
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis giving a speech

DeSantis defends Florida’s curriculum on slavery; draws Black, Catholic criticism  

(OSV News) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican seeking his party’s presidential nomination in 2024, faced criticism after defending a controversial portion of Florida’s 2023 Social Studies curriculum suggesting “slaves developed skills” that could be used for their “personal ...
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A person is pictured in a file photo praying in front of the statue of Christ the Redeemer as it is lit up in orange to commemorate the Day against Human Trafficking and Missing Persons, celebrated by the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro. (OSV News photo/Pilar Olivares, Reuters)

Church activists struggle against growing slavery-like labor in Brazil

The number of people working in slavery-like conditions in Brazil is the highest in 11 years. With 1,443 identified cases from Jan. 1 to June 14, the first half of 2023 already has the highest number of such occurrences in ...
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Puzzles depicting slaves in America are pictured in the Staten Island, N.Y., home of Elizabeth Meaders Feb. 2, 2022. Meaders, 90, auctioned a collection of thousands of historical and cultural artifacts tracing the African American experience from the beginnings of slavery through the civil rights movement of the '60s and today's Black Lives Matter movement. (CNS photo/Mike Segar, Reuters)

Baltimore Archdiocese forms commission to investigate church connection to slavery

In recent years, a growing awareness of injustice and calls for reform have led to a racial reckoning, with businesses, corporations, nonprofit organizations and institutions across the country reassessing their own complicity with racism in its various forms.
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Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass

Cry Freedom: Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass

American Experience on PBS offers documentaries on two American luminaries.
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