In his new book, The Worst of Indignities: The Catholic Church on Slavery, Dr. Paul Kengor explores the Catholic Church’s longstanding opposition to slavery, tracing papal documents back to before the New World was even discovered. In times of heightened tensions, it is more important than ever for Catholics to know and understand the Church’s historical stance on this issue and to be able to refute false charges against her.
Image: Samuel Jennings, Study For Liberty Displaying the Arts and Sciences, or The Genius of America Encouraging the Emancipation of the Blacks. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Karen Buchwald Wright Gift, 2016.