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By Anika Palm | Chronicling Black American Catholic life

Sainthood cause of Fr. Augustus Tolton moves forward

The cause for the canonization of Servant of God Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African American to be ordained as a priest for the United States, …

Authentically Black and Truly Catholic: The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration

<b>Explores the contentious debates among Black Catholics about the proper relationship between religious practice and racial identity</b><p>Chicago has been …

On the road to sainthood

The Catholic liturgical calendar honors All Saints’ and All Souls’ days in early November, but this month is also set aside to recognize the rich …

Christianity

Black Lives, Black Power, and Black Catholics

—Matthew J. Cressler<br>All too often, in both history and historiography, “racial justice” is presumed to be equivalent to a particular mode of protest …

Justice

Obituary | Sister Mary Antona Ebo, FSM

Sister Mary Antona Ebo, a Franciscan Sister of Mary whose courageous words during the March 10, 1965, march in Selma, Ala., became a rallying cry for …

Civil Rights

African-American Sainthood Causes: Everyday Holiness

This past Advent, the Archdiocese of Denver officially opened the beatification cause of Servant of God Julia Greeley, a former slave and convert to …

Black History

Black Catholic history recognized and preserved in university archives

A delegation of black Catholic priests paid a visit to the University of Notre Dame's Theodore Hesburgh Library in South Bend to entrust the archives …

Notre Dame

Black Catholic History Month called chance to learn, share rich history

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Sister Roberta Fulton, principal of St. Martin de Porres School in Columbia, gets excited every year about National …

South Carolina

St. Mary's Academy, founded in 1867 by the Sisters of the Holy Family, celebrates 150 years

Every Carnival season, Judge Tracey Flemings-Davillier feels the same pride whenever the St. Mary’s Academy marching band passes by, stepping and …

Baton Rouge

A Cloud of witnesses: African-American Catholic life in Cincinnati, the bad and the good

First Communion with Father Gerard Evers. PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CINCINNATI<b>The following testimonies are excerpted from “Tracing Your</b> …

Christianity

Catholics of color are keeping the U.S. Catholic Church alive

As an African-American Catholic, I often feel like the unnamed black man from Ralph Ellison’s <i>Invisible Man</i>, present but not really seen.<p>I was raised …

Listen to families on ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ bishops and theologians say

While much of the debate over “Amoris Laetitia,” the controversial 2016 document from Pope Francis about pastoral outreach to families, has focused …

The Knights of St. Peter Claver: Largest African-American Catholic Lay Organization

In 1909, seven Josephites worked together to found The Knights of St. Peter Claver. Nowadays, this organization is the largest African-American …

Life of African-American sainthood candidate a gripping tale

DENVER, Colorado – In May, a century-old body was exhumed from Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. This wasn’t …

Black Catholics at congress urged to ‘listen, learn, think, act and pray’ | Archdiocese of Baltimore

ORLANDO, Fla. — United by the words of the prophet of social justice, Catholic Church leaders urged black Catholics to become active, just disciples …

Film on holy Black priest draws hundreds to seminary for vocation focus

Bill Rose, director and producer of “Tolton,” introduces those who participated in the filming of the movie.<p>By Arlene Edmonds • Posted April 5, 2017<p>A …

Celebrating the contributions of black Catholics

February’s celebration of Black History Month in the United States traces its roots back to the 1920s, but it attained more formal recognition in the …

Black History

For Black Catholics, The Struggle Continues

On the day when the nation pauses to reflect on the life, witness and ministry of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Catholics in Brooklyn and …

Sainthood cause formally opened for former slave who served Denver’s poor

This image of Julia Greeley, a former slave who lived in Colorado, was commissioned by the Archdiocese of Denver by iconographer Vivian Imbruglia. …

War

Could Black Catholic Saints Be the US Church’s Hidden Key for Peace in Society?

Posted by Peter Jesserer Smith on Tuesday Nov 29th, 2016 at 4:33 PM<p><b>African-American Catholics have developed a rich spiritual patrimony for 500 years</b> …

Black History

Simone Biles is busy seeking gold, but still manages to make Mass

...and to pray her Rosary, too!<p>Simone Biles has quickly become the favorite to dominate in this year’s gymnastics competitions in Rio. Her routines …

National Black Catholic Seminarians Association, USA

One reception of a new novice, two simple professions and one final profession of vows today and these religious women committed to consecrated life. …

African Catholics urged to hold tight to faith, values in secular culture

<b>by Rhina Guidos</b><p>WASHINGTON (CNS) — The African family, with its reverence of elders, sense of solidarity and community, and adherence to religious …

Christianity

Father Augustus Tolton

In honor of Black History Month, the archdiocese’s Black Catholic Initiative held an essay contest for students in Catholic schools with the topic …

Christianity

Conference brings black Catholics together

Young Catholics took part in a procession during the opening Mass of the Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference June 10 at …

Christianity