American Universities and the Slave Trade

Georgetown College aka Georgetown University.
Jessica Tilson cleans the graves of her ancestors at Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery

Dozens of American colleges and universities are investigating their historic ties to the slave trade and debating how to atone.

Profits from slavery and related industries helped fund some of the most prestigious schools in the Northeast, including Harvard, Columbia, Princeton and Yale. And in many southern states — including the University of Virginia — enslaved people built college campuses and served faculty and students.

African spirituality is unique in its commitment to community

God is in the ties that bind all of creation together, says Father Stan Chu Ilo.

By A U.S. Catholic

ARTICLE YOUR FAITH

Americans should be better at dealing with ambiguity, diversity, and disagreement, says Father Stan Chu Ilo, a research professor of Catholic studies and African Catholicism at DePaul University in Chicago. Life can embrace both joy and sorrow; two people can disagree and yet love each other deeply.

20th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME August 20, 2017

"O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done

for you as you wish." This woman was an outside.

She was a Canaanite, not an Israelite, and as

such she would have been considered ritually

unclean. But she approached Jesus nonetheless

and asked for His help. And Jesus used this

opportunity to teach His disciples an important

lesson.

In the verses directly before today's passage,

Jesus had told Peter that what defiles a person

comes from the Heart, not from ignoring external

Priest Former Member of the KKK

Arlington, Va., Aug 22, 2017 CNA.- An Arlington priest revealed Monday that he was a former member of the Ku Klux Klan before converting while in prison, and has asked for a temporary leave of absence from ministry.

The Diocese of Arlington released a statement saying that Fr. William Aitcheson, a parochial vicar at St. Leo Catholic Church in Fairfax, Va., wrote an article in the diocesan newspaper “with the intention of telling his story of transformation” from being a Klan member to abandoning his racist beliefs and becoming a Catholic priest.

Catholic Church & Racism

Washington D.C., Aug 23, 2017 CNA/EWTN News.- Catholic bishops from around the country recently condemned the white nationalism at rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia.

But what might be lesser known is that the Church has spoken out against racism through the centuries, and still calls for conversion from it.

“If we want a different kind of country in the future, we need to start today with a conversion in our own hearts, and an insistence on the same in others,” Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said after the Charlottesville rallies.

Catholic Bishops Ask For Peace

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In the aftermath of a chaos- and hate-filled weekend in Virginia, Catholic bishops and groups throughout the nation called for peace after three people died and several others were injured following clashes between pacifists, protesters and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 11 and 12.

These are the new symbols of hate

Hate

By AJ Willingham, CNN / Design: Ted Witus, CNN
Updated 2:57 PM ET, Wed February 22, 2017

(CNN)The swastikas. The bolts. The bastardized crosses. While polite society may want to believe these well-trodden images are anachronisms, the truth is these brands of hate are surprisingly enduring. And, like any other brand, they are also subject to evolution and changing tastes.

Is it weird that Catholics venerate relics? Here's why we do

Houston, Texas, Aug 11, 2017 CNA/EWTN News.- “We are many parts, but we are all one body,” says the refrain of a popular '80s Church hymn, based on the words of 1 Cor. 12:12.

While we are one body in Christ, if you happen to be a Catholic saint, the many parts of your own body might be spread out all over the world.

Take, for example, St. Catherine of Siena.

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