Catholics were Prominent in 1965 Selma March

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Fr. Ouellet in Selma, Albama
As we mark the 50th anniversary of the voting rights demonstrations led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Alabama, Paul Murray recalls the role that Catholics played in the movement. Read it in The National Catholic Reporter here: Catholics were Prominent at Selma March

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail

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Fr. Hesburgh and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan. 15th would have been the 86th birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who used nonviolence, civil disobedience, and Christian teaching to advance the cause of civil rights in America. Honor his legacy by re-reading his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” in which he urges actions consistent with Christ’s “extremist” love, and quotes St. Augustine who said that, “An unjust law is no law at all.” Read it in The Atlantic here: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail

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TCC Playlist: Oh Mary Don’t You Weep by The Swan Silvertones

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The Swan Silvertones

The Swan Silvertones were a popular American gospel group in the 1940s and 50s. We love their rendition of “Oh Mary Don’t You Weep” an African American spiritual that pre-dates the Civil War. The story of Moses delivering the slaves out of Egypt inspired American slaves and “Mary Don’t You Weep” played an important role in the American Civil Rights Movement. An agnostic friend once said, “When I listen to the Swan Silvertones I feel like I believe.” Listen after the jump:

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TCC Radio: Forgiveness | Transom Radio

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Hector Black

“I don’t know how many times I’ve said the Lord’s Prayer . . . and that means forgive.”

Hector Black on his work in the Civil Rights movement, his faith, and his decision to forgive the killer of his adopted daughter Trish. Listen to the story from the Transom podcast after the jump:

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