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Racism In Oakland

I saw this piece in my morning news feed. (I wonder how the magical all-knowing google knows to connect me to a combination of racism and Catholic.) In an emotional, 13-minute video posted on Facebook on June 14, McAleenan, who is white, … Continue reading

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“Our Colour Is Not A Crime”

For US sports fans who bother to point their noses overseas, a few might find the extra-American practices curious. As soccer opened up these past days in Europe, players taking knees. In watching English soccer this week (League Two playoffs … Continue reading

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tú eres mi otro yo

In other words, you are my other self. There is a way out of racism. It involves a new way of seeing oneself and others. For a young child, the universe is wholly self-centered. Gradually, a person becomes aware of … Continue reading

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Night Will Be No More: Tú Vales (You Count)

While El Paso bishop Mark Seitz’s pastoral letter addresses primarily the situation of Latinos in the contemporary world, he is not ignorant of the Black lives that matter. A reminder of the racism at the root of our second-largest state … Continue reading

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Night Will Be No More: A History Of Sin

(Image Credit: “La Familia” by Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado. El Paso, Texas. ) Mark Seitz, bishop of El Paso devotes part II of his  pastoral letter on racism to a history lesson. It is an assignment well worth our reading. He … Continue reading

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Soul Sickness

In his pastoral letter on racism, Bishop Seitz touches on the notion of soul sickness. He cites a theologian in paragraph 15, and some background on Fr Massingale is here. “Soul sickness” is used in other contexts and in other … Continue reading

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Racism As A Perversion

I think it is dangerous to label people as racists. More preferable is to identify racism in behavior and culture, and label things and actions as such. Of course, some people over-identify with their possessions, acts, and culture. When this … Continue reading

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Night Will Be No More

El Paso’s bishop, Mark Seitz, has penned a pastoral letter addressing racism. A few friends regard it highly, and one thinks it’s the best of what has been a smallish output from US bishops as individuals and as a conference. … Continue reading

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Making Mistakes

I was reading about that veteran denied an advertised promotion because he was black. A facebook friend noted today the restaurant head was relieved of his job by national management. I’m skeptical this is a productive act. An attorney was quoted: Mr. … Continue reading

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Offending Jesus

I love when students tweak the administrative establishments in their schools. Take this young man dressing up as Jesus, who got an initial thumbs-down for being possibly “offensive.” I suppose non-Christians would blanch at the Lord, complete with crown of … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Katharine Drexel

Emerging from the shadows of American racism, Katharine Drexel had a remarkable and fruitful witness to religious freedom, civil rights, and Roman Catholicism in the United States. Today’s worthy woman never knew her birth mother. Hannah died when her daughter was … Continue reading

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