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Reflection: 21st-century vocation and mission from the perspective of a Black religious brother

A Black Dominican brother in New Orleans explains his ministry, vocation story, and why God is still calling men to religious brotherhood.

Statement: Andrew Lyke on stepping down from ministry, prioritizing family

Andrew Lyke, who with his wife Terri has ministered to couples nationwide for decades, shares his rationale for moving on and prioritizing his own family life.

Modern Catholic Pilgrim hosting Black Catholic pilgrimages this fall (and why)

October will bring racial justice pilgrimages in Louisville and Memphis—the latter featuring the grave of Servant of God Thea Bowman and the National Shrine of St Martin de Porres.

Poem: Le capitaine André Caillou et ses compagnons d’armes ("The Captain André Caillou and His Comrades in Arms")

An 1863 poem about a legendary Black Catholic Civil War martyr gets a modern translation from Mark Charles Roudané, descendant of famed Black Catholic newsman Louis Charles Roudanez.

Excerpt: The Ignatian “Magis” as an Antidote for Racism

An excerpt from "The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice: A Month of Meditations with Ignatius of Loyola", a new devotional text from Patrick Saint-Jean, SJ.

'After the Flare and Flame': an ordination poem

Fr Joseph A. Brown, SJ offers a poetic reflection on the recent ordination of Fr Ajani Gibson and eight of his fellow Midwest Jesuits.

570 executed and counting: A Pentecost season reflection

Michael Howard of Eat the Scroll Ministry offers a reflection on the execution of another child of God in America, the first under the Biden administration.
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