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Civil Rights Pilgrimage Brings New Orleans Catholics Together

By Rachel Amiri On February 24, a group from Holy Name of Jesus and Immaculate Conception Jesuit parishes, St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, the Loyola University Community Action Program (LUCAP) and the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) embarked on a sobering and prayerful journey to Montgomery, Alabama, the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement in the …

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Racism and the Gift of Sorrow

By Becky Eldredge Last year as I listened to people in spiritual direction, on virtual retreats, and in conversations with friends, colleagues, and neighbors, I became acutely aware that many of us are holding a deep sorrow about the long suffering of our Black brothers and sisters. God broadened my awareness this past year as I watched Black friends and colleagues’ grief reach a depth that …

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