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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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
Endorser
“It is time to open up the permanent diaconate to all who are qualified regardless of gender. The Church needs this witness.”
Keith Davis
Director of Deacon Formation (Archdiocese of Santa Fe) and National Association of Lay Ministry Board Member
Witness
“Having women present in leadership at Mass would truly reveal the importance of women in the church.”
Lena Denis

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