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?

Why ‘feeling right’ on race is not—and has never been—enough

by Elizabeth Grace Matthewin America Magazine Almost 170 years ago, Uncle Tom’s Cabin helped to propel many progressive, elite white women toward abolitionist sympathies.  When President Abraham Lincoln, as is alleged, greeted the novel’s author, Harriet Beecher Stowe, as “the little lady that started this big war,” the description was mostly hyperbole. Nevertheless, it would be no … Continue reading Why ‘feeling right’ on race is not—and has never been—enough