- Aug 12, 2020
A bishop asked a suburban Indianapolis Catholic pastor Tuesday to clarify remarks in which he compared the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers to “maggots and parasites.”
The “tragic death” of George Floyd, an African American killed while in the custody of a white police officer, “has torn the scab away from the gaping wound of racism that still infects communities across the globe,” said Bishop George L. Thomas of Las Vegas.
Five mixed-race women born in Congo when the country was under Belgian rule who were taken away from their Black mothers have filed a lawsuit for crimes against humanity targeting the Belgian state.
In the spirit of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Chicago pastors led hundreds peacefully through their community June 12 calling for racial justice and unity before ending at the site where Rev. King once lived.
Father Paulinus Odozor is Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Theology at the University of Notre Dame.
After Tianna Barnes-Palmer watched local protests and marches for racial justice unfold on social media, she helped organize the “Black Catholics Unite: Stand For Justice March” in downtown Louisville.