Racism has always been a pro-life issue

The global protests over the long-standing plague of white supremacy, most recently manifested in the police and vigilante murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, have put our nation and church on the precipice of monumental change or devastating setback.

Black Catholic Youth Turn to Church To Confront ‘America’s Original Sin’

MANHATTAN — In the weeks following the death of George Floyd, people of all backgrounds have taken to social media, their social circles, and, despite a pandemic, even the streets to grapple with the realities of how today’s culture impacts the black community. The Tablet reached out to black Catholic youths in the Diocese of […]

Killing of George Floyd Exposes Blind Spot on Racism, Catholic Advocates Say

Catholics are calling the murder of George Floyd yet another example of a continuing blind spot toward the racism that has plagued the United States since its founding, evidenced by the continuous use of police brutality against African Americans and silence of many Catholic leaders in the face of it. 

Faith Affirmed at Kujenga Retreat for Young Black Catholics

The 27th annual local Kujenga Leadership Conference, which was held this year at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, L.I., July 26-28, brings together young black Catholics to develop their leadership skills so that they can be models of faith for others.

Convention Tells Bishops: Support Black Lives Matter

A standing-room-only crowd of young black Catholics in a frank session that lasted more than two hours told bishops, priests and women and men religious why they stay in the church, what threatens to drive them away and that they want a stronger voice from church officials for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Diverse Black Community

Dear Editor: We the professional ministers of the parishes of Deanery Q9 (S.E. Queens) which serves a predominately Black Catholic community wish to express our disappointment that the letter from Gerald De Maio was published in The Tablet (April 2). We found the letter inflammatory, stereotypical and offensive.