Black Communities and the Clerical Abuse Crisis

April 21, 2021



This conversation was the fourth in a series of four on historically marginalized U.S. communities and the abuse crisis.


Tia Noelle Pratt, PhD (panelist) is a sociologist of religion specializing in systemic racism in the Catholic Church. She is the Director of Mission Engagement and Strategic Initiatives at Villanova University. She received her PhD in Sociology from Fordham University in 2010. For more than twenty years, Dr. Pratt has researched and written about how systemic racism impacts African-American Catholic identity. She is the curator of the #BlackCatholicsSyllabus, an outgrowth of her academic work.

Bryan Massingale, S.T.D. (panelist) is professor of theological and social ethics and the James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics at Fordham University. He is a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. His most recent book is Racial Justice and the Catholic Church.

Rev. Manuel B. Williams, C.R., Th.M. (panelist) is Director of Resurrection Catholic Missions of the South, Inc. and Pastor of Resurrection Catholic Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

Asian/Pacific Islander American Communities and the Clerical Abuse Crisis

March 25, 2021