Sacred Heart Seminary’s “Black Jesus”: Symbol of God’s Love and of Racial Reconciliation

Black Jesus 2

I was one of those kids who really wasn't sure what I'd like to do after graduating high school. An honors graduate with specialization in business classes, I found an office job—working as an executive secretary for Michigan Blue Cross-Blue Shield. For several years before beginning college, I boarded a bus each morning for the 15-mile commute to my office in downtown Detroit.So it was that on Monday, July 24, 1967, the day that life changed for the city of Detroit, I was at my desk.In t … [Read more...]

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas

MLK in Birmingham Jail

One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?”   The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust.  I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws.  One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws.  Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.  I would agree with St. Augustine that “an unjust law is no law at all.”Now, what is the difference between the two?  How does one determine wh … [Read more...]


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