Last year, I penned words about celebrating Dr. King's memory on his birthday which I re-read this weekend and which I stand by now and offer again here. There I gave my reasons for believing he was a truly great American.
This year, I intended to write about Dr. King and how his vision cohered with some significant strains in Catholic Social Teaching. But, our friends at Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good beat me to the punch. At their Common Good Forum this week, they published a very smart essay by one of their "future leaders," Robert Christian, a graduate student at Catholic University. You can find the essay here.