• Post-Charlottesville, ending ‘invisibility’ of African-American Catholics

    Post-Charlottesville, ending ‘invisibility’ of African-American Catholics

    • Aug 14, 2017

    In the wake of Saturday’s carnage in Charlottesville, Virginia, it’s clearer than ever that American society desperately needs help on race. The Catholic Church has unique resources to deploy, but it can’t afford to allow its own African-American community and leadership to remain “invisible”, as one African-American bishop recently described it.

  • Life of African-American sainthood candidate a gripping tale

    Life of African-American sainthood candidate a gripping tale

    • Jul 14, 2017

    Born into slavery in the 19th century and later the servant of a wealthy white socialite in Denver, Julia Greeley is now a candidate for sainthood. Despite her own difficult circumstances, in part the result of being caught up in a soap opera divorce involving the Colorado governor, she gave everything she had to serve the poor and to spread devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.