Racial Justice

New principal named for Mother Mary Lange Catholic School in Baltimore City

Alisha Jordan has been named as the new principal of Mother Mary Lange Catholic School, the first new Catholic school in Baltimore City in nearly 60 years. 
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Archdiocese of Baltimore will use this moment in history to combat racism

Sherita Thomas will work with a team of consultants to initiate an arch­diocesan-wide series of dialogues on racism and assist in examining and improving efforts to increase diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the archdiocese.
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Cops and Padres

There’s a phrase in Juvenal’s "Satires" that might be translated as "Who will guard the guardians?" That’s the right question to ask for both police racism and clergy abuse.
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Racial issues need ‘honest discussion,’ not destruction, says San Francisco archbishop

San Francisco's archbishop said June 20 the "toppling and defacing" of a statue of St. Junipero Serra and other statues in the city's Golden Gate Park is the latest example of some people using the current movement against racial injustice as a reason for violence, looting and vandalism.
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A prayer to celebrate Juneteenth — a light of hope for freedom and justice

The brutal history of slavery and segregation continues to inflict pain on our society, and Juneteenth offers a light of hope on the fight for freedom and justice.
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Grief and Protest

Grief is absolutely essential to being human, to being fully alive. When we cannot experience, own and befriend our grief, we cannot sustain our hearts.
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Maryland bishops call for action against racism

The bishops who make up the governing board of the Maryland Catholic Conference released a statement June 15 that recalls “our own Church’s past sins and failings and admit to them freely.”
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Catholic activist has been anti-hunger, anti-war, not ‘antifa,’ friends say

Catholic activist Martin Gugino long has been anti-war, anti-hunger, anti-violence, when it comes to opposing social ills, but the one "anti" that doesn't fit the bill is the "antifa" moniker President Donald Trump tried to pin on him in a June 9 tweet, friends say.
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Josephites among religious and laity joining ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests

"The Catholic voice as a group, as a family needs to be heard," said Father Cornelius Ejiogu, a member of the Baltimore-based Society of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart, best known as the Josephites.
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Archbishop Lori offers invocation at ‘Protest with a Purpose’

The archbishop prayed for the Holy Spirit to consume racism and the conditions that led to the deaths of Floyd, Gray, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others around the nation.
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A message from Archbishop Lori

I write to share with you important news about immediate steps the Archdiocese of Baltimore will be taking as we grapple with the deep anguish and racial tension we are currently witnessing locally and throughout our country.
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Knights ask Catholics to pray novena for national unity, end to racism

The Knights of Columbus called on the nation's Catholics to participate in a novena beginning June 7 to pray for national unity and an end to racism amid the unrest following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.
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