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'PURE': a poem

Melissa Menny puts to meter the experience of a Black Catholic in an era of social unrest, sexist status quos, and clerical compromise.

Reflection: Solidarity in Dostoevsky and Melville

Jeffrey Wald traces out the principles of true compassion and brotherly love in the "The Brothers Karamazov" and "Benito Cereno", linking them to modern America.

'They are killing my people': a poem

A lyrical offering which reflects on the recent—if not endemic—violence facing Black people.

Reflection: Heed the social wisdom of Francis, Auden, Moten, and Baldwin

Integrating the thought of James Baldwin, W. H. Auden, and Fred Moten, BCM guest author Brendan Johnson reflects on "Fratelli Tutti" for its semi-anniversary.

Black Catholic pilgrimage set for Sunday in Minneapolis

Will Peterson, founder of Modern Catholic Pilgrim, details this weekend's event in Minneapolis commemorating a Black parish torn apart by racist city planning.

Tributes to Kenneth W. Louis, a Black Catholic musical giant gone too soon

One of several Black Catholic giants lost last year, Kenneth Wayne Louis was a liturgist par excellence. He is remembered here by a few who knew him well.

Opinion: Living the Gospel as religious brothers

Brian Poulin, FMS, offers a reflection on life as a religious brother—explaining how it differs from lay as well as priestly life, and how its call remains poignant today.
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