Just out in our new issue, William Doino Jr’s engaging portrait of Gloria Purvis, who, he writes, is:
one of the best-known lay Catholic evangelists in America. Although she never set out to become one, her resounding affirmation of Catholic teaching, especially its defense of human life and dignity, has placed her at the forefront of the pro-life and racial justice movements. Rather than separate the two, Gloria believes passionately that both movements are inextricably bound—and that expanding the pro-life vision, rather than restricting it, will increase its vitality and influence.
That Gloria has achieved such prominence as a woman, an African American, and a Catholic—even while battling misogyny, racism, and anti-Catholicism—speaks to her resilient character. She has never feared proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, nor let the prejudices of others stifle the joy and hope that is within her.
Read the full article here.
And go here for Doino’s other masterful portraits of Dorothy Day, and Fred Rogers.