By Catholic News Agency - Rob McCann, CEO of Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington, said in a video posted to YouTube June 19... “I am a racist. That’s the hard truth. I am a racist. How could I not be? As a white person living in America, where every institution is geared to advantage people who look like me, it’s seemingly impossible for me to be anything other than a racist,” Rob McCann, CEO of Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington, said in a video posted to YouTube June 19... “My Catholic Church, and my Catholic Charities organization, is racist... "Our Catholic faith tradition is built on the premise that a baby, born in a manger, in the Middle East, was a white baby."
By Judy Roberts, EWTN News - When the coronavirus closed classrooms across the country, Immaculate Conception School in the Bronx not only made sure students would continue learning from home but reached out to their families with wellness checks and support for those suffering losses... Such a response, replicated around the nation, is what often makes Catholic schools anchors in their communities. As Immaculate Conception Principal Alexandra Benjamin told a recent Manhattan Institute forum on “Education after COVID,” “These schools need to be in their communities serving. Once they leave, they won’t be back.”
By Peter Darcy, Catholic Stand - The absence of the Eucharist means being deprived of grace. I’m not claiming that God’s grace is strictly limited to the celebration of the Eucharist or that we cannot find solace and strength from our faith in other ways. In spiritual terms, however, locking down the Eucharistic is like shutting down the US Treasury for three months. Imagine the rioting that would take place if that happened.
By Patrick M. Laurence, Crisis Magazine - The story of the American founding usually begins in the East. In that account, we speak of the War of Independence, the establishment of the American republic, and prominent founding fathers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. However, there is an older story involving other founding fathers which took place in the West.