Dr. Anselm C. Augustine: Despite centuries of injustice, the church is worth fighting for
“Can the church we love, love us back?” asks Ansel Augustine in the subtitle to his new book, Leveling the Praying Field. Despite document after document on the sin of racism, there have been no substantive changes to the problem of racial inequity within the U.S. Catholic Church. No attempts to shift the balance of power. No attempts for reparations or reconciliation in the face of centuries of hurt.