Cranaleith Board member, author, and Professor of Religion and Theology at LaSalle University, Maureen O’Connell, PhD, will lead a breakout session at the Ignatian Spirituality and Leadership Conference at Saint Joseph’s University on July 28 in Philadelphia. Her sessions, Undoing the Knots: Spiritual Resources for Anti-Racist Discipleship, is based on her recent book, “Undoing the...
Board Member's New Book Reviewed
Cranaleith Board member Maureen O’Connell’s latest book, Undoing the Knots: Five Generations of American Catholic Anti-Blackness, was reviewed Emma McDonald in the national publication, Commonweal, which praised the work as “a project of unraveling.” Read the full review HERE.
Pioneering Sister of Mercy Featured
From the Associated Press story: “Black Catholic Nuns: A compelling long-overlooked history” published on April 30: “Among the many pioneers is Sister Cora Marie Billings, who as a 17-year-old in 1956 became the first Black person admitted into the Sisters of Mercy in Philadelphia. Later, she was the first Black nun to teach in a...
Board Member to Give Lecture
Cranaleith Board of Director, Maureen O’Connell, PhD, is giving the annual spring lecture of the American Catholic Historical Society titled, “Undoing the Knots: Five Generations of American Catholic Anti-Blackness.” The lecture will take place Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. Read more HERE.
Statement of Commitment
The members of the Board of Directors of Cranaleith Spiritual Center add our voices to those who affirm that the lives of our Black brothers and sisters matter. We also acknowledge the trauma that our failures to do so consistently cause for People of Color among us. Heartened by the historic efforts of staff, program...