Opinion

Total 53 Posts

Reflection: Rwandan martyrs Cyprien and Daphrose Rugamba modeled pacifism, prayer

A devout Catholic couple and several of their children were among the victims of the Rwandan Genocide. Nancy Saro reflects on their witness as their canonization cause advances.

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.

On this feast of St Cyprian, African bishop and martyr, remember his faithful ministry during a pandemic

A more than decade-long pandemic in the 3rd century brought out the best in an African saint and the Christian Church. What does it teach us today?

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.

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.

Lay Dormant: A primer on Black Catholics' former national office and lay caucus

Nate Tinner-Williams briefly dissects some of the forgotten organizations formed during the height of the Black Catholic Movement.
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