Bishops' call for peace amid racism is obscure, counterproductive

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ONGOING POLICE VIOLENCE

A battalion of police detain unarmed Ieshia Evans during a protest against police brutality in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 9, 2016, days after police shot and killed Alton Sterling

State-sanctioned violence against African Anericans

gas been a reality in he United States for centuries.

In recent years, widespread civilian use of cell phone

video cameras and requirements that police use body

and dashboard-mounted cameras have increased the amount

of documented evidence of the brutal realities of policing

in many Black communities.

In July 2016, Americans witnessed multiple recorded police

shootings of Black men. On July 5, Alton Sterling, 37, died

Shroud of Turin

ON: 7/14/2017, BY STAFF , IN: WORLD

Shroud of Turin featuring positive L and negative R digital filters. Photo credit: Dianelos Georgoudis via Wikimedia Commons CNA 8 3 15

Turin, Italy, Jul 14, 2017 CNA/EWTN News.- New research indicates that the Shroud of Turin shows signs of blood from a torture victim, and undermines arguments that the reputed burial shroud of Jesus Christ was painted.

Catholic Social Teaching

A social safety net is not an optional expense
The priorities of the current administration are in stark contrast to those of Catholic social teaching.

By Kevin Clarke
ARTICLE NEWS
Figuring discretionary spending the better part of valor, President Trump and the U.S. Congress avoided another potential government shutdown in April and punted the 2017 budget down the road to September.

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Student Struggles to Pay for Catholic School that Sold Her Family into Slavery

U.S.
Incoming Georgetown Student Struggles To Pay For School That Sold Her Family Into Slavery
Taryn Finley,HuffPost 1 hour 24 minutes ago
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Georgetown has recently been confronted with its role in slavery more than 100 years ago. (Alex Wong via Getty Images)
Elizabeth Thomas’ mom used to push her and her siblings’ strollers through Georgetown University’s campus when they were toddlers.

Fathers Day

Father is a complex metaphor for God
God isn’t a “Wait until your father gets home…” dad, but rather unconditional love.

By Heidi Russell
ARTICLE LIFESTYLE YOUR FAITH
While recent decades have seen feminine images of God spread even to mainstream media like Time magazine, our image of God the Father has remained, well, patriarchal.

Book Review

Our pastor, Father Andrew Charles Smith, Jr, aka Father Drew will conduct a review of the book: The Valley of the Dry Bones: The Conditions That Face Black People in America Today.
Be sure to follow.

Slavery in the United States

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn’t. They talk about 400 years of slavery, but it wasn’t. They claim all Southerners owned slaves, but they didn’t. Some argue it was all a long time ago, but it wasn’t.

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