- Aug 12, 2020
As the pandemic has “disproportionately affected” predominately Black communities and the Catholic schools that serve them, Congress must provide immediate financial help to families who have chosen these schools for their children’s education, said the chairmen of three U.S. bishops’ committees.
When Father Stan Sledz inherited $200,000 in 1991, he wanted to use that money to help Catholics from minority communities. It was a natural desire after having served at a traditionally African American parish, St. Peter Claver in St. Paul, from 1982 to 1990.
A university in Louisiana has received a $20 million donation from an anonymous donor, the largest private contribution in the school’s history.
As the Black Lives Matter movement grows and racial tensions intensify, the Edmundite order has important insights to offer.
The history of Black Catholics in the U.S. is a dramatic mix of struggles and breakthroughs, but it has been largely ignored in the curriculum of Catholic schools. That may soon change.