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  • Debate over Columbus statues heats up in New York

    Debate over Columbus statues heats up in New York

    The deadly events of Charlottesville this past August has prompted a national debate over monuments and statues in the United States. While many Americans view Columbus Day as a celebration of Italian-American heritage, with particular significance to U.S. Catholics, there is also a growing push to remove both the holiday bearing his name and statues of Columbus throughout the country.

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  • U.S. bishops seek to fight racism at both national and local levels

    U.S. bishops seek to fight racism at both national and local levels

    After the announcement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops last month to form a new ad hoc committee to fight racism, many bishops around the country are also engaging in the fight in their own dioceses, launching initiatives and getting involved in local disputes they believe are augmenting racial tensions.

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  • Catholic Bishop says debate over racism more complicated than statues

    Catholic Bishop says debate over racism more complicated than statues

    Bishop Edward Braxton says the debate over Confederate and Civil War monuments is not a black and white issue, but one that should be engaged via local and communal discussions. Following lectures at the Catholic University of America, Braxton told Crux he believes the racial divide in America will not be bridged by a president, but by people willing to listen, pray, and act together.

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