Catholic Church

Calls For Recount Reveal Doubts About Congo Polls

Calls for a vote recount, first from defeated opposition candidate Martin Fayulu, are now being heard widely, sparking concerns that outgoing President Joseph Kabila played a behind the scenes role in swinging the election for Felix Tshisekedi, an opposition leader.

Story of Black Nuns Revealed in ‘Subversive Habits’

March is Women’s History Month Catholic Sisters subject of upcoming book by Dr. Shannen Williams The role of African American Catholic Sisters is rarely cited in books on Black History, but Dr. Shannen D. Williams is about to change that with her forthcoming book, “Subversive Habits –Black Nuns and the Long Struggle to Desegregate Catholic America After World War I.” Williams, an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, is meticulously unearthing the long-buried background of scores of Black women in religious orders. During a recent presentation at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, she revealed the discrimination,