Nearly every social issue plaguing the United States is impacted by racial bias, most often, against black Americans. Rev. Bryan Massingale, an internationally-recognized black Catholic theologian, has committed much of his ministerial work to advocating for racial justice and educating others about the urgent need for racial reconciliation within the Church. This paper uses Massingale’s holistic approach to explain how the USCCB could strengthen its understanding of racism, its support of black leadership, and its passion for opposing racisim both inside and outside the Church.
Bazan, Jessie. 2015. Massingale's Prescriptive for Racism in the U.S. Catholic Church. Obsculta 8, (1) : 55-69. https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/obsculta/vol8/iss1/4.