Black Catholic History Month: An Interview with Dr. Shannen Dee Williams

Posted by The Editors on Nov 18, 2020 2:47:56 PM

We asked Dr. Shannen Dee Williams of Villanova University to describe how Black Catholic History Month developed, to share ideas on how to learn more about the stories and experiences of Black Catholics in America, and to offer insights, especially to non-Black Catholics, on how to confront the scourge of racism.

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Topics: racism, anti-racism, Black Catholic History Month

Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Oct 26, 2020 9:22:23 AM

Looking for new ideas or resources to engage your faith or your ministry? Here are our weekly curated links, including offerings in each of the following categories: Prayer for the Home, Educational Opportunities, Resources (for ministers, educators, parents, etc.), and Flourishing and Fun.

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Topics: Politics, COVID-19 Resources, Monday Motivation Weekly Resources, ministry resources, anti-racism, election 2020, Black Catholic History Month

Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Sep 21, 2020 11:49:52 AM

Looking for new ideas or resources to engage your faith or your ministry? Here are our weekly curated links, including offerings in each of the following categories: Prayer for the Home, Educational Opportunities, Resources (for ministers, educators, parents, etc.), and Flourishing and Fun.

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Topics: technology, Scripture, lectio divina, youth ministry, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, Monday Motivation Weekly Resources, anti-racism

St. Peter Claver: Pioneer of Anti-Racism

Posted by Ben Wilson on Sep 9, 2020 7:01:00 AM

St. Peter Claver (1580–1654), whose memorial we celebrate today, offers a timely witness as our nation reckons anew with the enduring scourge of racism. The Catholic Church venerates St. Peter Claver as the patron saint of African Americans and slaves, but Claver himself was neither. Truer to his own biography, what might we learn from Claver, the pioneering patron of white anti-racism?[1]

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Topics: communion of saints, Social Justice, Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic Worker, racism, St. Peter Claver, anti-racism

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