- Apr 7, 2020
On Feb. 26, 1970, 200 angry youths stormed the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Port of Spain and criticized the church on its failure to challenge race and class imbalances in Trinidad and Tobago. Fifty years later, the Catholic Church and the National Joint Action Committee came together in that same cathedral for a joint observance of the 50th anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago’s Black Power Revolution.
CNN has settled a lawsuit with a Kentucky teen who claimed media organizations falsely labeled him as a racist following a well-publicized encounter with a Native American last year at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
Sex abuse survivors of color are often overlooked by the Church.
“Even for someone as good as Fulton Sheen — and it applies to anyone who was a diocesan bishop in that period — you have to make darn sure that there isn’t a mishandling of a case of any kind,” said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.
Ignoring the reality lived by men and women today has caused a resurgence of old ideologies, such as populism, that inevitably do more harm than good, Pope Francis said.