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'Repair the Breach!': African Americans and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Donna Toliver Grimes, head of the USCCB's African-American subcommittee, interviews the head of the bishops' anti-poverty initiative.

In Memoriam: A powerful letter from a dying Black priest to his doctor

Reprint of a defiantly hopeful (and staunchly Catholic) letter from a Black priest in DC, who passed in 2009 from cancer.

New Thea Bowman portrait created by painter Vernon Adams

A stunning new portrait of Servant of God Thea Bowman has emerged out of Dallas, from an artist raised in the diocese where the activist-sister was born and later served.

Opinion: Advent means waiting, suffering with hope

Missy Enaje reflects on how the Christmas season invites us to joy in the face of suffering and the yet-to-be-fulfilled promises of God.

Opinion: Children are at risk in the 'full circle of the forgotten'

Missy Enaje reflects on the modern impulse to feint on social justice and ultimately leave vulnerable children in the lurch.

Reflection: "We are beloved"—an oft-needed reminder from Servant of God Thea Bowman

Karianna Frey, a Black Catholic author with family connections to a saintly Black nun, reflects on her witness and the new devotional she wrote in her honor.

Reflection: Too few people recognize the contributions of Black Catholics—from Toni Morrison to Homer Plessy

Nadra Nittle is a Protestant concerned with the neglect of Black people in Catholic histories. Read why she wrote a new book on Toni Morrison.
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