Poetry

Total 13 Posts

'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.

Black Catholics among renamings for 16 NYC parks

THe New York City government has committed to honoring the Black experience by creating and renaming public spaces to honor African-Americans—Catholics apparently included.

'He came to my home': a poem (ft. Henry Hampton)

As the 1987 Civil Rights doc "Eyes on the Prize" airs and streams for a limited time on PBS, a poem from a former classmate of Henry Hampton, Jr., the series' creator.

Dr. Clint Smith III's "How the Word Is Passed" tops NYT Bestseller List

A Black Catholic has topped the nation's premier bestseller list with a book on the deep history of chattel slavery in the United States.

Four-part Claude McKay seminar set for next month

Next month will bring an extensive series looking into a long-lost novel from one of Black history's most famous Catholic converts.

'PURE': a poem

Melissa Menny puts to meter the experience of a Black Catholic in an era of social unrest, sexist status quos, and clerical compromise.

'They are killing my people': a poem

A lyrical offering which reflects on the recent—if not endemic—violence facing Black people.
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