The Three-Headed Beast of Racism

As we celebrate Black History Month, the State of Virginia has been thrown into turmoil by revelations that its governor and attorney general had dressed up in blackface in their youth. The scandal is another reminder that the long fight against racism in our country is not over.

The Venezuelan Catastrophe

Nineteen European countries, including the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Poland and Portugal, recognized this week opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the acting president of Venezuela. In the previous weeks, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and many other Latin American countries had expressed their support for Guaidó. The short list of countries that still support Nicolás Maduro as president of Venezuela is a collection of repressive regimes like China, Russia, Iran or Cuba.

Rooted in Jesus, Dr. King Devoted His Life to Justice

“It is all rooted in Jesus – Dr. King was a Christian and he preached all the qualities that Christ the Lord preached in his time,” said Father Alonzo Cox, diocesan coordinator of the Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns.

Bright Christmas Campaign: Thank you!

Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, one of Pope Francis’ favorite authors, used to say that as a kid, he felt embarrassed on his birthday. He didn’t think he deserved all those presents his parents and friends gave him on those days.

Cardinal Wuerl Will Not Celebrate Mass for Life

The Archdiocese of Washington announced Jan.16 that Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, will be the main celebrant of tomorrow’s Mass for Life, which will be held at a youth rally before the annual March for Life.

Transformed By a Dream

The man who spoke those words on Aug. 28, 1963 in Washington redefined the American Dream by the power of his word and his faith. And that day in Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reached the zenith of his amazing oratorical gifts.

Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Rule on Birth-Control Coverage

On Sunday, federal Judge Haywood Gilliam blocked a Trump administration’s rule that would allow more employers to decline providing women with no-cost birth control on moral or religious grounds. The Department of Health and Human Services issued the new rules that were supposed to go into effect on today. The ruling by Judge Gilliam, from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, put the new policy on hold for 13 states and the District of Columbia

Home Runs and Elections

Democracy is, in a certain way, like baseball. You want your party to win every single election. But if you like democracy and freedom you know that it wouldn’t be good if that happened. Democracy is based on the notion that no party, no leader has all of the solutions, all of the answers.

Brooklyn Diocese Helps Victims of Volcano of Fire

Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros visited Guatemala last month. He traveled to Central America as an “envoy of Bishop DiMarzio to bring the monies collected by the generosity of the faithful of Diocese of Brooklyn for the relief efforts of those affected by the eruption of Volcán del Fuego en Guatemala,” Bishop Cisneros said in an interview with The Tablet.