After a controversial grand jury decision surrounding the death of Breonna Taylor, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., pleaded for peace and the rejection of violence and called for unity to work for racial justice.
Kamala Harris’s campaign positions on immigration reform, aid to refugees, and poverty, align with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. But some Catholics won’t approve of her stance on abortion. Some advocates of religious freedom claim Harris has been openly hostile to their beliefs.
J. Scott Thomson held tight to his Catholic faith as police chief in crime-ridden Camden, N.J. He presided over the unconventional scrapping of his embattled department. The new department followed a community policing strategy that motivated the once-distrustful residents to share information on local thugs.
There is an African proverb that says, “As long as a person’s name is called, they never die.” With the spirit of that proverb in mind, John Thorne, pastoral minister at Sacred Heart Parish in Detroit and executive director of the Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance, created a memorial in his front yard for Black men and women whose lives have been taken unjustly, complete with crosses bearing their image and name.
It took 23 days for the protests that started after the killing of George Floyd to make their way to the statue of George Washington. What exactly is happening in our country?
The chairmen of three U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees have called for “better practices for formation and accountability for police” in a joint letter to all members of Congress.
Italian-Americans in the Diocese of Brooklyn and elsewhere are decrying efforts by protesters who want to tear down statues of Christopher Columbus.
Norma Grannumhas attended St. Clare for over 40 years and was inspired to protest for racial justice after watching footage of George Floyd’s death.
When sin entered the world, the mirror image of God was shattered, said Metuchen Bishop James F. Checchio at a June 19 prayer service for racial harmony, peace, justice and healing of the nation.
by Emily Drooby ROSEDALE — Matthew Campbell says the sin of racism forces him to always be on guard. “Every time I go to the park, it’s hard knowing you might not come home that night,” he explained. Campbell, who is a long-time parishioner of St. Clare Church in Rosedale, Queens, and his mom, Althea, are […]