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My interpretation of #BlackOutTuesday: mute the self-centeredness of social media and heed the words of Psalm 34:15: “The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and his ears toward their cry.” It was a call to learn something, and maybe even do something. What did you learn yesterday? Anything?
How can we respond to another unarmed black man killed by white police officers? We need to read MLK’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” and look to Jesus’s example of righteous anger.
While many fear contracting COVID-19, a respiratory illness, the death of George Floyd reminds Black people that we must also worry about the police blocking, or stopping, our respiration.
As an activist and theology professor at Villanova University, Katie Grimes, Ph.D., is trying to make sense of the Catholic Church’s relationship to white supremacy and antiblackness. She answers questions about the shooting of Ahmaud Arbury, the complicated history of the Church and slavery, and what we can do to make a difference today.
Ángel Flores Fontánez reflects on his time following in the footsteps of Civil Rights heroes and how we might imitate them today.
Ángel Flores Fontánez reflexiona sobre su camino siguiendo los pasos de los héroes del Movimiento por los Derechos Civiles, y en cómo podemos imitarlos hoy.
My timely prayer is that no memorial like the National Memorial for Peace & Justice of the Equal Justice Initiative need be made ever again. With the racism now being perpetuated against Asians as a result of COVID-19, I will be praying all the more.
The American Jesuits have often fought for justice, but sometimes we have failed to combat racism.
The Jewish diarist and Auschwitz victim Etty Hillesum shows us that suffering need not have the last word.