- Dec 3, 2020
The image of God who protects and saves is part of the fabric of Black Catholicism
When it comes to matters of racial justice, there’s not a need for the church to say more, but a need for the church to do more, retired Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville, Illinois, told pilgrims gathered at the Catholic Enrichment Center in Louisville.
Race relations and a renewed awareness of racism are among the issues informing Catholic voters’ choice of candidate and parties as they head to the polls.
The Men’s Ministry group at St. Peter Claver is a reflection of the parish it’s affiliated with, historically founded as a faith home for St. Paul’s African American Catholics.
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville in a statement Sept. 23 said people should now “come together to work for racial justice,” whatever their reaction is to decisions by the grand jury and the office of Kentucky’s attorney general in the March 13 fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor by police.
Father Ron Foshage, a missionary priest ministering in the Diocese of Beaumont, Texas, has been named Catholic Extension’s 2020-2021 Lumen Christi Award honoree for “his tireless work” in bringing reconciliation to a divided and hurting community in Texas.