Expert: Racial division is hurting the Church

Daryl Grigsby, the well-known African American commentator, author and convert to Catholicism 25 years ago, hosted a March 7 webinar on the thorny subject of racism, apparent indifference to it and what can be done about it in the Catholic Church.

Titled "Synodality,

The long history of Catholics and slavery

While few Catholics today would defend the evil practice of slavery, at the time of the Civil War, many prominent Confederates were indeed devout Catholics. They fell in line with general American society, especially in the South. Even today, there remains a

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