Podcast: Sister Thea Bowman and the importance of Black Catholic spirituality

March 4, 2022 | America Magazine

A woman prays during a Black History Month Mass of thanksgiving at Immaculate Conception Church in the Jamaica Estates section of the new York borough of Queens Feb. 20, 2022. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

By Gloria Purvis | America Magazine

If you have not yet seen Sister Thea Bowman’s 1989 address to the U.S. bishops, pause whatever you’re doing and go watch it. And for any newly ordained U.S. bishop, it should be required viewing. That’s the conviction of Manuel Williams, C.R., a Resurrectionist priest, the pastor of Resurrection Catholic Church in Montgomery, Ala., and professor of Black Catholic spirituality.

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