Are racial justice movements straying from Catholic tradition — or are Catholic leaders out of touch?

by Alessandra Harrisin America Magazine Jose H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, released his address to the Congress of Catholics and Public Life being held in Madrid, Spain. In the address he stated that an elite leadership class has risen around the globe, one that has … Continue reading Are racial justice movements straying from Catholic tradition — or are Catholic leaders out of touch?

White Catholics today condemn slavery. But are they ready to fight its new manifestation—mass incarceration?

by Alessandra HarrisAmerica Magazine Many people, Catholics included, argue that slavery ended long ago. But in the words of Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, “slavery didn’t end—it evolved.” The American public’s conscience has been shocked into attention by the murders of African Americans like George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and … Continue reading White Catholics today condemn slavery. But are they ready to fight its new manifestation—mass incarceration?