- Dec 14, 2019
Elsewhere, Cardinal Bernard Law’s record on the Church’s child sexual abuse scandals may be all people know, but in Mississippi he’s also remembered as an early and ardent champion of the civil rights movement.
Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley on Wednesday expressed understanding for all those who see the death of Cardinal Bernard Law through the lens of the clerical sexual abuse scandals, but also insisted that Law’s life was richer than that.
Cardinal Bernard Law, who became the public symbol of the Church’s clerical sexual abuse scandals during his tenure in Boston, died on Dec. 20 at the age of 86.
Alveda King, in Rome to meet the pope, says this is an historic moment in the U.S. in the fight against abortion.
During the famous protest for voting rights in Selma, Alabama March 10, 1965, Sister Mary Antona Ebo, a Franciscan Sister of Mary, marched with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and when she spoke in front of the crowd she said, “I’m here because I’m a Negro, a nun, a Catholic, and because I want to bear witness.”
Religious and world leaders spoke up against the arrest of three former student leaders of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong, an association born from the civil rights protests of 2014, calling it “an outrageous miscarriage of justice.”