Black Catholics have a right to be frustrated with a church that ignores racism

November 29, 2021 | MSNBC | Opinion

Black Catholics push back against an archbishop’s claim that social justice movements are “pseudo-religions.”

November is Black Catholic History Month, but the faithful’s ignorance of the historical issues of race, racism and invisibility continue to strain Black Catholics’ relationship with American Catholics and bishops. The insensitive and incendiary Nov. 4 speech by Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez, head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, helps explain why.

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