April 7, 2019

Sunday (Moderated) Open Thread (040719)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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Positivity: Wilton Gregory appointment a milestone in the history of African-American Catholics

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Washington:

Apr 4, 2019 / 06:13 am

Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s appointment Thursday as Archbishop of Washington marks a significant moment for the Archdiocese of Washington. It is also a milestone in the history of African-American Catholics in the U.S.

Since the Archdiocese of Washington was established in 1947, every single archbishop to lead the archdiocese has been elevated to the College of Cardinals. If tradition holds, it is increasingly likely that Gregory will become the first-ever African-American cardinal. …

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