FutureChurch’s ‘Women Witnesses for Racial Justice’ event, celebrating Anna “Madre” Bates, at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Zoom

DATE AND TIME OF EVENT: May 11, 2021 at 7pm Eastern Time

Anna “Madre” Bates led a revolution of love in Detroit.  In spite of racial segregation in Catholic Churches, and racist obstacles placed by those in authority to her mission of serving Black Catholics, she founded a mission and a parish, Our Lady of Victory.  During this prayer service you will hear the witness of Black Catholic Women as they share the story of Anna “Madre” Bates and their own stories of facing racist obstacles as we pray, sing, and work together for racial and reparative justice in the Church and in the world.  

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Endorser
“It is time for our Church to acknowledge the role of countless women serving the people of God in positions of ministry and leadership.”
Endorser
“It is time for the Church to heed the Spirit’s voice, recognizing women’s call to the diaconate and allow the Spirit to restore and renew the Body of Christ so that it may fully live into its identity of missionary discipleship.”
M. Therese Lysaught, Ph.D., Theologian
Theologian, Doctor of Philosophy - Loyola University Chicago and the Pontifical Academy for Life (Chicago, IL/Madison, WI)
Witness
“I feel that the Catholic Church as it is structured is not what Jesus envisioned for his followers—so many of them were women of his day. What happened?”
Joan D. Martin
Ignatian Volunteer Corps Member, parishioner at New Roads Catholic Community in Belmont, MA

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