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Amplifying Black Voices: Ruby Bridges

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A couple of weeks back, we marked the 60th anniversary of the day that a six-year-old Ruby Bridges walked up the stairs of William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, thus becoming the first Black child to ever attend that school. Just imagine what might have been running through her...

Amplifying Black Voices: Jericho Brown

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Jericho Brown is a poet. He is also the Winship Distinguished Research Professor in Creative Writing at Emory University. Brown's newest collection, The Tradition, earned him the 2020 Pulitzer Prize. I first learned of Brown's work last year and was taken in by his honesty about his own struggle...

Amplifying Black Voices: Archbishop Wilton Gregory

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You may have heard recently that Archbishop Wilton Gregory will be elevated to the College of Cardinals in Rome next month. Ab. Gregory served as the first Black president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and has been a strong voice for racial justice in our Church. At a recent virtual...

Holiday Giving 2020

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As with many things, COVID-19 has changed some of what December will look like at the parish. We have a few different ways for you to assist in making the holidays a bit brighter for those who could use a bit of help. Choose one, two or all three – whatever fits for you. Working together...

Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale

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The Guardian Angels Men's Club is hosting  its annual Christmas Trees & Wreaths Sale beginning Friday, November 27 and every weekend through mid-December or until the trees are all sold. There are 7-8 foot Balsams, White Pines and Frasers, as well as 9-10 foot...

Amplifying Black Voices: Barbara Jordan

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Back in the late 1970’s, I was a teenager in Civics class in rural Wisconsin and I remember hearing from my teacher about a Black woman named Barbara Jordan. She fought her way to becoming one of the very few Black Americans elected to the U.S. Congress at that time and our class learned...

Amplifying Black Voices: John Lewis (election week)

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There is no better voice to hear during election week than that of John Lewis, civil rights icon and man of justice. Few have fought so hard and so long for voting rights in this country. If he were with us today, I think he would be reminding us all that voting is not only a great privilege but...

If the Church Is Alive, It Must Always Surprise

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The columnist E.J. Dionne is known for his habit of calling Catholics to return to our rich tradition of Catholic social teaching as one way to guide us through the current contentiousness in public conversation these days. It is from Dionne that I first developed my practice of an intentional...

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