Being an Inclusive Church: Seeking a Way Forward
October 27 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Fr. Maurice will speak on the history of Black people in the Catholic Church in the United States and address the pursuit of racial justice today in light of the church’s complicity in the history of slavery and racism in this country.
Fr. Maurice is a Roman Catholic priest in the Redemptorist Congregation. He is an award-winning author, having published many articles and book chapters about preaching, African American spirituality and culture, pastoral theology, evangelization and social justice. His most recent book is an award winning biography of his mentor, Sr. Thea Bowman. Bishop Joseph Kopacz of the Diocese of Jackson appointed Fr. Maurice to assist in the cause for canonization of Sr. Bowman. He is currently working on a book on preaching titled, Down Deep in My Soul: The Black Preaching Style in Catholic Worship, which emerges from a fellowship he has as an “Aquinas Delaplane Preaching Scholar” of Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. Fr. Maurice also serves as the Convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium.