- Jan 17, 2020
Episcopalian Bishop Michael Curry brought African-American flair to Saturday’s Royal Wedding, including a tip of the cap to the late French Jesuit Teilhard de Chardin.
Some say that the public shows of racism the country witnessed in 2017 in places such as Charlottesville, coupled with the negative depictions of immigrants, particularly Latinos as criminals, that have seeped into the political arena, will end up backfiring against politicians trying to appeal to some voters who helped elect Donald Trump.
Bishop Shelton Fabre, Bishop of the Houma-Thibodaux Diocese, decided to celebrate the special Mass in Thibodaux on Thursday after learning that the city had declared the day “1887 Memorial Day,” honoring 30 to 60 people killed Nov. 23, 1887 to end a strike by sugar plantation workers.
Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville gave several imperatives to the National Black Catholic Congress: Listen, learn, think, act and pray. The bishop said African-American Catholics need to get into real conversations with others in the community about their history so they can grow by means of knowledge.
A priest and former slave who served in Chicago and western Illinois in the late 1800s is a step closer to becoming a saint as his body is being exhumed and subject to scientific examination as part of the sainthood review process.
Currently, black lives are sometimes treated as if they mattered less than other lives, and that’s a gross injustice. Hence, the purpose of the rallying cry: to give black lives singular attention and singular mention, because they suffer singular degradation.