For a Church That is Unafraid to Welcome Black People

  Feb 22, 2021  Current Events, Race, Spirituality, The Jesuits ~ Approx 4 mins

A certain memory of Peter Claver is often used by Catholics to distance themselves from actually engaging in ministry or relationships with Black Americans. Yet this false image of Claver, rather than absolving Catholics of their responsibilities towards Black people, is rather an even more scathing indictment of our indifference. Our image of Claver is a call to all of us Catholics to be who he was not.