Auxiliary Bishop Bernard Sheil of Chicago.

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Yesterday, I began my review of Timothy Neary's wonderful book

Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in

Chicago, 1914-1954. Having examined the early years of interracial

tensions and even hostilities, the book turns to its hero, Auxiliary

Bishop Bernard Sheil of Chicago.

Sheil was from a "financially secure family," which Neary notes

"removed from the Sheil family many of the economic excuses for

bigotry common among ethnic and racial groups competing for economic

Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago,

Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago,

1914-1954 (University of Chicago Press), comes at a time when violence and

racial tension again plague the city of Chicago. Neary's work is part biography

of the extraordinary Bishop Bernard Sheil, part urban study, part religious

survey, and part racial history, all combined into a fluid and fascinating text

that is as readable as it is informative. In the years between the first and

second world wars, migration in the United States changed dramatically. The

2016: The year racism and fear make a comeback

2016: The year racism and fear make a comeback

Men embrace after taking part in a prayer circle July 10

following a Black Lives Matter protest in the wake of multiple

police shootings in Dallas. (CNS/Reuters/Carlo Allegri)

WASHINGTON It began with the fatal shootings of unarmed black

men and women by police. It was exacerbated in the summer when,

on July 7, a gunman in Dallas opened fire on police during a

march, killing five officers in a presumed act of retaliation.

Catholic church leaders such as Archbishop Wilton Gregory of

Kathleen Cleaver

Kathleen Cleaver, Black Panther Party,
Black Panther Party-Olympia Washington
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Kathleen Neal Cleaver

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kathleen Neal Cleaver (born May 13, 1945) is

an American professor of law, known for her

involvement with the Black Panther Party.

Early life[edit]

Kathleen Cleaver, née Kathleen Neal was born in

Memphis, Texas. Her parents were both college grad-

uates. Her father was a sociology professor at Wiley

College in Marshall, Texas, and her mother earned a

master's degree in mathematics. Soon after Kathleen

7th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

7th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

"Give to the one who asks of you,

and do not turn your back on one

who wants to borrow." Today Jesus

continues the powerful teaching of

his Sermon on the Mount. Typical of

this famous sermon, here He urges

us to see things in a new way,

specifically regarding situations

and people who bother us. First,

He tells us not to seek revenge.

Instead, we are to demonstrate

incredible generosity. Then, He

instructs us to "love your enemies

INOCULATION LITTLE KNOWN BLACK HISTORY FACT

LITTLE KNOWN BLACK HISTORY FACT

Inoculation was introduced to America

by a slave.

Few details are known about the birth

of Onesimus, but it is assumed he was

born in Africa in the late seventeeth

century before eventually landing in

Boston. One of a thousand people of

African descent living in the Massachusetts

colony, Onesimus was a gift to the Puritan

church minister Cotton Mather from his

congregation in 1706. Onesimus told

Mather about the centuries old tradi-

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Pope Francis-Indigenous People

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that

indigenous groups must give prior consent to any

economic activity affecting their ancestral lands,

a view that conflicts with the Trump administration,

which is pushing to build a $3.8 billion oil pipeline

over opposition from American Indians.

Francis met with representatives of indigenous peoples

attending a U.N. agricultural meeting and said the key

issue facing them is how to reconcile the right to

economic development with protecting their cultures and

Black History Month

(1) Black History Month-Unknown

February marks the launch of Black History Month,

a time to recognize the central role and revolutionary

work of black people in America.

Historian Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week

in 1926 and it officially evolved into a month-long

celebration forty years later. With white history being

the dominant narrative in America, the work of revo-

lutionary black Americans is often neglected and, while

it should acknowledged all the time, February serves as

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Jesus' program for becoming children

of the kingdom of heaven is presented

in a series of contrasts between what

the law of Moses commands and how Jesus'

teaching brings that law to fulfillment.

We hear four such contrasts today. Jesus

makes it clear that He has come not to

abolish but to fulfill the Masaic Law

and the prophets. He challenges us to

have our righteousness, that is, our

right relationship with God and others,

exceed that of the teachers of His day.

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