Olga Segura is NCR opinion editor and the author of Birth of A Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church (Orbis, 2021).

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What got us through 2020: NCR staff shares favorite pop culture

The past year all of us have watched, and re-watched, countless shows or movies, listened and re-listened to new and old artists. Yet each of us has that one piece of pop culture that became a kind of pandemic safety blanket. 

The church must make amends to Black people with reparations

Excerpt: "Black Catholics want to feel heard; they want a church that reflects and uplifts them toward liberation; a church that cares about their spiritual and physical lives — a church that atones."


Our church — and our country — needs a reckoning on race

What Now?: We cannot move forward until we collectively mourn the countless American lives lost this year, including grappling with the ways capitalism has directly contributed to the various crises of 2020.


Catholic Church must reject its anti-Black misogyny

NCR Connections: There is an abyss in our church, and it is because the bishops, collectively, and other leaders in the church are not listening to the true needs and desires of marginalized communities.