Washington DC

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William J. Walker sworn in as sergeant-at-arms of the US House

Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, Chicago's own and child of the Church, is the newest head of security for the US House of Representatives.

USCCB to vote in June on rebuke of President Biden, other pro-choice politicians

After nearly 100 days in office, Biden faces increasing scrutiny from more conservative members of the US bishops' conference, even as other members dissent.

National Parks Week for Black Catholics: The essential list

As the government encourages us to get out and enjoy our public parks, BCM provides an international list of venues connected to Black Catholics of old.

(Free, virtual) Georgetown slavery conference underway, amidst controversy

In honor of the 159th anniversary of emancipation in DC, Georgetown is hosting a conference interrogating US slavery—especially its Catholic practitioners.

St Augustine's in DC to air virtual, social justice-focused Stations of the Cross

The oldest Black parish in DC will highlight social justice virtually on Good Friday, connecting the sufferings of Jesus to those of modern American life.

GU272 descendants speak out against Jesuits' new deal

The Jesuits have announced a fundraising pledge to correct the legacy of slavery in the US and in their order. Some descendants say it was ill-advised and out of order.

Black Catholic Round-up (3/23/2021)

The latest Black Catholic Round-up includes a number of stories covering anti-Black racism in Catholics, encouraging news for the cause of a Black Catholic saint, and more.
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