Black Catholics can teach us how to be a universal church

July 11, 2022 | US Catholic

The genius of Black Catholic culture, say Marcia Lane-McGee and Shannon Wimp Schmidt, is its ability to turn scraps into abundant life.

Confronting racism in the Catholic Church and recognizing our diversity should be joyful work, say Marcia Lane-McGee and Shannon Wimp Schmidt in their new book, Fat Luther, Slim Pickin’s (Ave Maria Press). Their book weaves together U.S. history and the stories of notable Black Catholics with reflections on pop culture, family life, and liturgy to help readers understand Black culture and the work that needs to be done to address the sin of racism.

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