The Cordial Catholic

239: Race, Social Justice, and Why I Came Back to Catholicism (w/ Louis Damani Jones)

February 21, 2024 K. Albert Little, Louis Damani Jones
The Cordial Catholic
239: Race, Social Justice, and Why I Came Back to Catholicism (w/ Louis Damani Jones)
Show Notes

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by the incredible Louis Damani Jones. A revert to the Catholic faith with an incredible story to tell, an African American Catholic with a rich experience of Catholicism to talk about, and a social justice leader in the community, deeply rooted in Catholic social values and the work of some of the best and bright Catholic theologians.

You don't want to miss this episode.

Raised in an activist household Louis had to learn quickly what it meant to take action against oppressive structures from a Catholic point of view. After drifting away from his faith as a teen and young adult, Louis began to dig more deeply into Scripture, the Early Church Fathers, and Church history – and an amazing conversion journey unfolds there, too!

This is a spectacular episode about Catholic social teaching, justice, race, what it means to be an African American in today's North American Catholic Church, and what the Church, says Jones, is the absolute best vehicle for mounting social change and has the best vision of a just world too: with Christ as its centre.

For more from Louis check out the fantastic podcast we recommended Ark and Dove (on all podcasting platforms).

You can also follow Louis on Instagram and check out The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, recommended by Louis.

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