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Author: Katie Walker Grimes

Fugitive Saints: Catholicism and the Politics of Slavery by Katie Walker Grimes

7 years ago

198 words

How should the Catholic church remember the sins of its saints? This question proves particularly urgent in the case of those saints who were canonized due to their relation to black slavery. Today, many of their racial virtues seem like racial vices. In this way, the church celebrates Peter Claver, a seventeenth-century Spanish missionary to…