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Total 47 Posts

Opinion: The Catholic Church is covering up anti-Black racism

BCM editor Nate Tinner-Williams gives his take on abuse, racism, and the upcoming 2023 Synod of Bishops.

Reflection: What 'Don't Look Up' teaches us about government, the environment, and COVID-19

Efran Menny breaks down the new Netflix hit and how it informs the global response to various health concerns in the modern age.

Opinion: We should celebrate Kwanzaa. (The Bible tells us so.)

Fr Nnaemeka Ali, OMI continues his discussion of Kwanzaa, arguing that it makes Biblical sense to join in the cultural celebrations of the marginalized.

Opinion: Black Catholics ended slavery, tackled Jim Crow, fought abuse, and saved America

Nate Tinner-Williams argues that from the beginning of US colonial history, Black Catholics have been a sign of contradiction, modeling justice amidst unremitting opposition.

Opinion: The Kyle Rittenhouse verdict deforms natural law

As another White man walks free following his own gun violence, attorney Gunnar Gundersen wonders: which tradition of law justifies reckless escalation?

Interview: New podcast on Fr Clarence Rivers—the father of Black Catholic liturgy

Cincinnati's first Black priest, who also spearheaded the liturgical side of the Black Catholic Movement, is the subject of a podcast launched over the summer.

Bishops' gathering in Baltimore features brief bright spots, more of the same

The USCCB has wrapped its first in-person meeting in two years, but the intervening pandemic and racial reckoning have hardly caused much of a shift.
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