I’m a Racist? Yeah, Well, Shove Off


Yesterday over on Facebook, there was a big dust-up because some woman told me I was racist.  What she really meant was:  My skin is white, and I don’t like Obama; hence, I’m obviously a hater.I didn’t take her allegations lightly.  I went ballistic, in fact, shouting (well, typing really loudly) about how I am color-blind but I don’t like this president’s anti-Catholic social policies, his wild-eyed support for abortion and same-sex marriage, his management of the budget crisis, his Obamacar … [Read more...]

Focus: HOPE—Fighting Racism, Poverty and Injustice in Detroit Since 1968

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Detroit was deeply divided in the 1960s.  There was a chasm between white society, largely in the suburbs, and the black community which remained in the central city.The city’s segregated society got a shake-up on July 23, 1967, when white police vice squad officers executed a raid on an after-hours drinking club or “blind pig” in the predominantly black neighborhood located at Twelfth Street and Clairmount Avenue.  Inside the illegal club, 82 people were celebrating the return of two Vietnam … [Read more...]

JUST IN TIME FOR MOTHER’S DAY! St. Anne, Patron of Detroit

REPOSTING from last year, because of the holiday this weekend!Now there’s a mother to admire!  Just imagine dinnertime at the home of Saint Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus!  All the sharing, all the prayer, all the joy that must have filled that happy home!Just in time for Mother’s Day, Saint Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus, has just been named the patroness of Detroit. It’s been a big week for the city!  We have been waiting for the P … [Read more...]