Where Is America’s Black President While Baltimore Burns?

Baltimore Inner Harbor

Where are America's true black leaders while Baltimore burns?  I understand that the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who was fatally injured while in police custody, is a serious problem which must be investigated.  But what we're witnessing--the multiple injuries, the thousands (millions?) of dollars of damage, the looting and vandalism, the destruction to the city's reputation for years to come--is not "justice."What's happening is that enraged vigilantes and opportunistic t … [Read more...]

Catholic Identity Abandoned: Loyola University Speaker Who “Thanked God and Country for Abortion”

Loyola University in Chicago has invited a pro-abortion rights speaker to be the keynote speaker at its January 21 celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr.  The event is sponsored by Loyola's Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.The journalist Touré, who goes by his first name alone, is co-host of The Cycle on MSNBC.  He has been invited by the Jesuit institution to deliver a speech entitled "How Racism Functions Today."  SUPPORT FOR ABORTION AT A CAT … [Read more...]

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...]