African-American Bishop Speaks from Experience About Racism in America

Bishop Edward K. Braxton has seen the ugly face of racism up close and personal--and so is uniquely qualified to speak out about Ferguson and other flashpoints in America's racial history.  This week Bishop Braxton, the bishop of Belleville, issued a pastoral letter on the racial divide in the United States.In the prologue of his letter published January 1, 2015, for the World Day of Peace, Bishop Braxton invited Catholics to imagine a United States in which a majority of Catholics were of … [Read more...]

Anti-Catholic Slurs Bring One-Year Suspension for Wisconsin Attorney

Rebekah Mariya Nett doesn't think much of Catholics.  The attorney said as much during a bankruptcy case involving a subsidiary of the Wisconsin-based Dr. R.C. Samanta Roy Institute of Science and Technology.  According to a report from EWTN News, Ms. Nett:called U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Nancy Dreher a "black-robed bigot" and a "Catholic Knight Witch Hunter." called one trustee in the case a "Jesuitess." called another trustee a "priest's boy."There was more:  The outspoken attorney acc … [Read more...]

Flailing Fists of Fiery Faith: Angry Words at Dearborn’s Arab Festival

“And they’ll know you are Christians by your love, by your love….” Easy to sing.  Not so easy to remember, when you’re facing off with someone from the Other Side.  Y’know what I mean?Dearborn, Michigan has the distinction of having the highest population of Muslims per capita of any city in the United States.  Approximately 30% of Dearborn residents are Arab-American.So it’s no surprise, then, that Dearborn would host the annual Arab International Festival, the largest outdoor gathering … [Read more...]