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Take Courage! It is I, be not afraid. Come!
Matthew 14:27

"Although the tempests cause us to question our own ability and safety, it never diminishes the power of Jesus’ care for us—if only we keep our eyes fixed on Christ!" - Fr. Richard Sunwoo, March 31, 2020 Letter 

Part II: Being Catholic Amidst Racial Injustice
Desire Anne-Marie Findlay

Please join us for part two of our webinar series on being Catholic amidst racial injustice.

Part II: Catholic Social Teaching and What It Means to be Catholic Now
Thursday, July 16
6:30 p.m. on ZOOM
Presenters: Sister Desiré Anne-Marie Findlay, C.S.S.F. and Fr. Michael Trail. Moderated by Jelani Smith '17.

Free and open to the public. Registration required.

About the speaker:
Sister Desiré professed her perpetual vows to the Felician Sisters on August 15, 2019. She currently serves as the vocation outreach minister for Our Lady of Hope Province in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

Fr. Michael Trail is a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago ordained by Cardinal Blase Cupich in May 2016. Currently, he serves as associate pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Fr. Trail attended Loyola University Chicago for undergrad obtaining a bachelors in philosophy in 2012. He earned a masters of divinity from The University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in 2016. Fr. Trail is an avid reader and enjoys exploring the great city of Chicago.

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Part I: Being Catholic Amidst Racial Injustice
Being Catholic Amidst Racial Injustice: The history of black catholicism in the United States

Please join us for a two-part webinar series on being Catholic amidst racial injustice.

Part I: History of Black Catholicism in the U.S. with Professor Shannen Dee Williams, Ph.D., Villanova University, moderated by Jelani Smith USC '17.

Presented via Zoom on Thursday, July 9, 2020.
You can watch the recording on our Media Gallery page.

This presentation covers what the Black Catholic Church has looked like historically and what it looks like today. Presented by the Nova Forum at USC and the USC Caruso Catholic Center.

About the speaker:
Shannen Dee Williams, Ph.D. is a historian of the United States and the Black Catholic diaspora. She is an assistant professor of History at the Villanova University and teaches courses in U.S., African-American, women’s, religious, and civil rights history. She is completing her first book, Subversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American Freedom Struggle with Duke University Press. In 2018, she received the inaugural Sr. Christine Schenk Award for Young Catholic Leadership from FutureChurch for using history to foster racial justice and reconciliation in religious congregations of women.