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Opinion: What to the slave is George Washington's Mount Vernon?

Gunnar Gundersen visits one of the most famous historical sites in American history. It's also a slave plantation.

Opinion: Until the whole life matters to conservative Catholics, critiques of Biden's failures ring hollow

Gunnar Gundersen explains why Biden's new comments on abortion put him not in opposition to far-right voices, but on a similar plane of anti-Blackness.

Amid family dispute, Aaliyah's later albums come to streaming for the first time

A late Black Catholic R&B singer's monumental body of work is available on modern platforms for the first time in decades.

Interview: Deanna Witkowski talks jazz, Mass, Jazz Mass, and her new book on Mary Lou Williams

The latest entry in Liturgical Press' "People of God" biography series covers a legendary Black Catholic jazz artist and liturgist. The author tells all.

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.

'I do not feel welcome at all': One Black Catholic student's experience in a Colorado Springs Catholic high school

A high schooler in Colorado's second-largest city is facing an uphill battle against racism, but has recently entered the national Black Catholic consciousness as a young voice for truth.

Reflection: Simon of Cyrene, a model of hope for Catholics of African descent

Efran Menny offers a reflection on Simon of Cyrene, an ancient African saint who models service and hope for the children of the diaspora.
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