Government

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Rep. Espaillat urging action on death penalty with letter to AG nominee Garland

Progressive legislators are pressing Biden's AG-to-be Merrick Garland on the death penalty—including a Black Catholic with an active abolition bill in the House.

Amanda Gorman: Poet Laureate, bestseller, Ivy Leaguer and Black Catholic

Though the world may not yet know it, the nation's first National Youth Poet Laureate, author of the most riveting poem of recent memory, is a Black Catholic.

A Black Catholic choir almost forgotten in the day's ado

The Black Catholic angle of the Biden-Harris inauguration day was not impossible to find, but it wasn't obvious either. Such is the life of double minorities.

Trump's hero garden to feature greats, not-so-greats, and several Black Catholics

244 Americans are included in Trump's planned statue garden in DC, but the list—which includes Black Catholics and anti-Black ones—is furrowing more than a few eyebrows.

Cardinal Gregory to lead prayer at tomorrow's Biden-Harris COVID memorial event

As he prepares to come under Cardinal Gregory's canonical authority, Biden has asked the archbishop to lead the invocation at a COVID memorial event tomorrow evening.

Black Catholic general to lead security probe of Capitol terrorist attack

Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, of Katrina fame, has been announced by co-religionist Nancy Pelosi to be leading a security review of this month's terrorist attack in DC.

New Orleans archdiocese's 'Symposium for Systemic Change' highlights (and displays) shortcomings

An annual justice symposium in New Orleans proceeded virtually this year, led by a number of notable names. Issues with optics and logistics, however, also played a role.
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