Tag: George Floyd

Sign of the times: What to make of Black Lives Matter

Sign of the times: What to make of Black Lives Matter

| Jonathan Liedl | August 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

The conversation that took place in the parking lot of St. Peter Claver is one that is playing out within the Catholic Church across the country. From Catholic Twitter to bishops’ statements, parish bulletins to dinner conversations, Catholics are trying to make sense of Black Lives Matter and what a faithful response looks like.

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MCC webinar to focus on Church’s response to racism Sept. 9

MCC webinar to focus on Church’s response to racism Sept. 9

| August 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

George Floyd’s May 25 death sparked international conversation about racial inequity and injustice. Questions about race and identity — and the ability in the United States for people to live together in peace and with justice as a racially diverse nation — remain at the forefront of the public discussion, said Jason Adkins, executive director and general counsel of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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Is 2020 the year that gets young people to polls in bigger numbers?

Is 2020 the year that gets young people to polls in bigger numbers?

| Betty Araya | August 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Steven Millies, a scholar who explores the Catholic Church’s relationship to politics, feels more optimistic today than he has in a long time about young people in this country voting in a national election.

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I hear the cries of pain

I hear the cries of pain

| Deacon Carl Valdez | July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

As a Catholic deacon, police chaplain and former teacher, I have worked or lived — as a homeowner or apartment dweller — in every police precinct in Minneapolis (except downtown) over the years since 1969.

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Yard memorial draws attention to African American lives both lived, lost

Yard memorial draws attention to African American lives both lived, lost

| Gabriella Patti | July 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

There is an African proverb that says, “As long as a person’s name is called, they never die.”

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Georgetown Law School forum examines reforming, transforming police

Georgetown Law School forum examines reforming, transforming police

| Mark Pattison | June 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

A panel of police and civil rights activists suggested numerous ways to reform the nature of police work in the United States during a June 11 forum sponsored by Georgetown University Law School.

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God’s breath of life

God’s breath of life

| Father Joseph Bambenek | June 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic, the tragic killing of George Floyd and the strong reactions to that injustice have given me reasons to reflect upon my mortality the past few months. In doing so, I have been struck that a common thread of the typical death by coronavirus and George Floyd’s death is that the breath of earthly life was extinguished.

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The need for healing

The need for healing

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | June 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Our world is in desperate need of healing. First, there is the physical healing from the current virus, which has also caused havoc in isolating families, taking jobs and creating economic uncertainty.

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African American Catholic school family reflects on racism

African American Catholic school family reflects on racism

| June 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

More subtle than overt. But ever-present, concerning and unjust. That’s been the experience of racism by one family who lives near Ascension parish and school in north Minneapolis.

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In prayer ‘we find answers,’ says marcher at prayerful anti-racism protest

In prayer ‘we find answers,’ says marcher at prayerful anti-racism protest

| Tony Gutierrez | June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Walking along Central Avenue in South Phoenix June 13, Sannia Johnson noticed people carrying signs stating that “Black Lives Matter,” and knew that’s where she needed to be.

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Catholics of all ages, races march in downtown Atlanta for racial justice

Catholics of all ages, races march in downtown Atlanta for racial justice

| Samantha Smith | June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

A peaceful protest against racism and racial injustice in Atlanta June 11 brought together Catholics of all ages and races, including families, students, teachers, priests, deacons, religious, chancery staff and local faith organizations and ministries.

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This moment of judgment

This moment of judgment

| Greg Erlandson | June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

I’d be willing to bet that not many of us have watched a man die. Those of us who don’t go to war or work in intensive care units are not often witnesses to the last breath of another human being. We don’t see a lifeless body rolled over onto a stretcher, head dangling limply.

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