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An Examen for Racism

By Patrick Saint-Jean, SJ June 22, 2020 — Racism is a sin that grows year-round in the hearts of many. These seeds, germinating for more than 400 years in hatred and oppression, devastate the Black community each time there is a new bloom. America’s epidemic of racism is slowly killing the people of God. Fifty …

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Ignatian Family Cries Out for Racial Justice

“As a black man living in America, the video of George Floyd’s suffocation cues unhealed experiences with police in this country and makes me less optimistic that change between the Black community and the police will soon change,” writes Patrick Saint-Jean, SJ, for the Jesuit Post. “Being Black in America should not mean we walk in fear of death. But it does. It should not mean we have less access to breath. But it does.”

Society of Jesus Apologizes for the Sins of Jesuit Slaveholding at Georgetown University Liturgy

By Becky Sindelar April 18, 2017 — “Today the Society of Jesus, which helped to establish Georgetown University and whose leaders enslaved and mercilessly sold your ancestors, stands before you to say:  We have greatly sinned, in our thoughts and in our words, in what we have done and in what we have failed to …

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