The Knights of Columbus needs a new name

by Robert MorePax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore “Our national DNA clearly includes racism,” Joseph Nangle, OFM, observed in his June 4 column for Pax Christi USA. “The celebrated foundational document of our country, the Declaration of Independence, was steeped in racism.” But while our nation traces its birth to that 1776 document, the racist strain in … Continue reading The Knights of Columbus needs a new name

INDEPENDENCE DAY: The meaning of July Fourth for the Negro, by Frederick Douglass, 1852

"Fellow-citizens, above your national, tumultuous joy, I hear the mournful wail of millions! whose chains, heavy and grievous yesterday, are, to-day, rendered more intolerable by the jubilee shouts that reach them. If I do forget, if I do not faithfully remember those bleeding children of sorrow this day, 'may my right hand forget her cunning, … Continue reading INDEPENDENCE DAY: The meaning of July Fourth for the Negro, by Frederick Douglass, 1852