Racism

When Politics Reshapes the Culture

By Hadley Arkes, July 16, 2019 The scene: Outside the Supreme Court of the U.S. in March 2014.  I was on my way to the Court to take in the oral argument in the Hobby Lobby case. The question was whether the Green family, owners of the Hobby Lobby stores – and providing already... read more

Venerable Augustus Tolton Puts Focus on Black Catholic Insight Into Holiness

Black Catholic candidates for sainthood provide a powerful answer to: Why be Catholic? Peter Jesserer Smith, July 13, 2019 CHICAGO — Pope Francis’ June 12 decree declaring Father Augustus Tolton “Venerable,” signifying that the priest’s heroic virtues are worthy of honor by the... read more

Fr. Augustus Tolton, former African American slave, advances toward sainthood

Venerable Augustus Tolton. Credit: New York Public Library. By Courtney Grogan Vatican City, Jun 12, 2019 / 05:03 am (CNA).- Fr. Augustus Tolton advanced along the path to sainthood Wednesday, making the runaway slave-turned-priest one step closer to being the first black American... read more

Comfort My People

BY FR. GEORGE W. RUTLER, FEBRUARY 7, 2019 The name of the stepbrother of William the Conqueror was a palindrome, and the ladies who made the Bayeux Tapestry must have enjoyed embroidering it along with the caption under the scene of Odo at the Battle of Hastings. A year after the Norman... read more

About that Blackface Photo from My Past…

Timothy J. Williams, February 11, 2019 I attended a private high school, a very prominent establishment in my home town, and one that prided itself on academic excellence and athletic accomplishments. It was a very expensive school, and my parents sacrificed a lot to send me there. Since it... read more

US bishop rebukes Virginia Governor for ‘staggering’ infanticide remarks

By Stephen Kokx ARLINGTON, Virginia, January 31, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The staunchly pro-life Catholic Bishop of Arlington, Virginia, has strongly rebuked pro-infanticide comments made earlier this week by Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam. Bishop Michael Burbidge today called... read more

We Will Look Back and View Abortion as We View Slavery Today

By: Star Parker, Daily Signal, January 16, 2019 Tennessee’s new senator, Marsha Blackburn, has just introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. This coincides with this year’s March for Life, noting 46 years since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. The... read more

Bishop Holley says ‘revenge,’ not ‘mismanagement’ led to his removal

By JD Flynn Memphis, Tenn., Oct 25, 2018 / 02:53 pm (CNA).- One day after he was removed as head of the Diocese of Memphis, Bishop Martin Holley told CNA that he wants to be transparent about the reasons for his removal. He says the decision was not about mismanagement, or past allegations of... read more

From racist tweets to the Mueller probe, double standard weighs upon postmodern justice

By Victor Davis Hanson The New York Times recently hired as a writer and editorial board member Sarah Jeong. The Times knew that in recent years Jeong had posted a series of unapologetically racist anti-white tweets. Yet when the Times discovered less graphic versions of such tweets from... read more

Planned Parenthood Sterilized One-Third of Puerto Rican Women in Grisly Population Control Experiment

By Katie Franklin,  Aug 3, 2018   |   Washington, DC Pro-abortion media may have finally reached the bottom of the barrel in its pathetic decade-long push to tarnish the reputation of Abortion Pill Reversal (APR). On Saturday, Truthout ran a commentary by author Shireen Rose Shakouri,... read more

Runaway slave-turned-priest moves closer to beatification

Chicago, Ill., May 12, 2018 / 03:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The first African American priest in the U.S. could become the country’s first African American saint as his cause took another step forward this week. A document summarizing the life, virtue, and alleged miracles of Servant of God Fr.... read more

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