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TCC Radio: Georgetown Works to Amend Involvement in Slavery & The Problem With Polls

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descendants of slaves

In the 1830s, Georgetown University, a Jesuit school, sold slaves. Now this evil history is being brought to light and the slow process of reconciliation has begun. In the 1830s the vast majority of free Americans supported slavery. In 1945, the vast majority of Americans agreed with the use of nuclear weapons. Making moral decisions based solely on polls or popular opinion is clearly insufficient and problematic. Jesus is the measure. Listen to the story from NPR after the jump:

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4.21
Memorial of St. Anselm, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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St. Anselm's illuminated manuscript

Anselm was an opponent of slavery. He helped pass a law banning the sale of human beings. Read more and a book recommendation from Melissa Musick after the jump:

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3.17
St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick's Day revelers

Patrick was a young man (in what is now Scotland) when he was taken by raiders and carried off from his family to labor as a slave in what is now Ireland. Though enslaved, Patrick never lost his faith in God. He prayed. More from Melissa Musick after the jump:

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