The Church and the Racial Divide: Reflections of an African American Catholic Bishop by Edward K. BraxtonThe only Catholic bishop who has consistently written on race matters, Bishop Braxton begins this timely book with a probing personal introduction in which he describes his family's history and his experience as an African American that he brought to his ministry as a Catholic priest and bishop. In speeches, homilies, and pastoral letters-in some cases prompted by police shootings and the Black Lives Matter movement-he lays out a vision of healing for the church and the nation, informed by a quest for conversion, justice, and reconciliation.
Racial Justice and the Catholic Church by Bryan N. MassingaleA leading black Catholic moral theologian addresses the issue of racial justice past and present. Massingale writes from an abiding conviction that the Catholic faith and the black experience make essential contributions in the continuing struggle against racial injustice that is the work of all people.
Augustus Tolton: The Church is the True Liberator by Joyce DurigaFather Augustus Tolton was the first identified black American ordained to the priesthood in the United States.Brings to light his quiet witness as a challenge to prejudices and narrow-mindedness that can keep us insulated from the universal diversity of the kingdom of God.