Pope Francis highlighted how ‘Comboni’s great missionary passion’ came from ‘the joy of the Gospel, drawn from Christ’s love, which then led to Christ’s love.’
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Monique Trusclair Maddox, a fourth- and fifth-generation descendant and CEO of the foundation, said in a statement that the contributions are a meaningful step.
Since Before the Witness of St. Peter Claver to Today, the Catholic Church Has a Long, and Often Overlooked, History Opposing Slavery
COMMENTARY: No other institution has so consistently opposed slavery for so long as has the Church. And it still does.
The commission, which is still in its early stages, includes academics, archivists and other researchers who are poring through old documents for information on the subject.
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‘O God, who made St. Peter Claver a slave of slaves and strengthened him with wonderful charity and patience as he came to their help, grant, through his intercession, that, seeking the things of Jesus Christ, we may love our neighbor in deeds and in truth.’ (Collect for the Memorial)
“Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon, our beloved and our co-worker, to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church at your house. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Philemon 1–3)
Captain André Cailloux’s heroism is nearly forgotten, but Catholics should honor his bold sacrifice, which his contemporaries believed decisively changed the outcome of the Civil War.
Descendants of Black Catholics sold by the Jesuits in 1838, and Georgetown University officials, are charting a new course for how to heal the enduring wounds caused in the U.S. by slavery and racism.
COMMENTARY: The parallels between the two are too interesting to ignore.