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Circle of Welcome: Refugee Resettlement at GA

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You likely already know that this parish has been involved in supporting two families that came to us through the Refugee Resettlement ministry. In partnership with an amazing team of parishioners, the families have tackled language, schools, driving lessons, green cards and more. What a labor...

Amplifying Black Voices: Bishop Edward Braxton

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Sometimes it’s true that humans can recoil from a difficult idea because of the tone with which it is presented or the language which is used. Perhaps the best current example of this dynamic is conversations in faith communities that are doing racial justice work. Recently retired Bishop...

Amplifying Black Voices: Vincent Rougeau

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Earlier this year, Vincent Rougeau left his post as the dean of the Boston College Law School and was named president of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. The first layperson to serve in that position, Rougeau is also the first Black president of that college, a place where 75% of...

Amplifying Black Voices: Gloria Purvis Part 3

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For the past couple of weeks I have been sharing the wisdom of Gloria Purvis – if you’ve missed either of those articles and would like to catch up, previous bulletins can be found on the parish website. This week, more about her reflections on the experience of talking about...

Amplifying Black Voices: Gloria Purvis Part 2

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 Last week, I wrote about a new podcast at America magazine from Gloria Purvis. (If you missed that, you can read it here.) She does not mince words in her conversations about the life and dignity of the human person – the bedrock of our Catholic social teaching. I heard...

Amplifying Black Voices: Gloria Purvis

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Some of you might know Gloria Purvis from her work in Catholic media in recent years. For others, she may be a new voice. Purvis recently became the newest staffer at America magazine and her new podcast is worth your time. (I will admit to being a rookie when it comes to podcasts – if you...

Amplifying Black Voices: Mary Lou Williams

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Some of you might remember jazz musician Deanna Witkowski from her visit to GA a few years back. We were graced by her talent at our liturgies that weekend and so when I saw an article recently about a new project of hers, I stopped what I was doing to give it a read. The article was about...

Amplifying Black Voices: St. Josephine Bakhita

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In 1880, when she was nine years old, Josephine Bakhita was kidnapped from her home in Darfur, Sudan. For the next dozen years she was bought and sold many different times, suffering abuse and torture. The trauma was so deep that she could not remember her name and so she was renamed Bakhita. An...

Amplifying Black Voices: Ida B. Wells

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  Born into slavery in Mississippi in 1862, Ida B. Wells was a teacher, journalist and activist. A skilled writer, she used her pen to shed light on the violence suffered by Black Americans in the South. After the lynching of one of her friends, she began investigating cases of white mob...

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