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By Anika Palm | Chronicling Black American Catholic life

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 …

Black Lives, Black Power, and Black Catholics

Obituary | Sister Mary Antona Ebo, FSM | St. Louis Review

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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> …

Faith

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 …

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 …

Black History

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. …

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> …

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 …

Olympics

Nun known for role as school leader in Oklahoma prepares to celebrate her 40th anniversary of vows

The young woman had been raised in the Methodist faith tradition, yet she found herself sitting in a Catholic church telling a priest in quiet but …

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 …

Father Augustus Tolton

Copyright 2016 Trinity Icons<p>New Icon of Father Augustus Tolton<p>The icon of Fr. Tolton was commissioned by Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop …

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 …

Want to Save a Historic Black Church in Philadelphia? You Have Until June 6th. Here's How.

St. Peter Claver is part of the same “sacred ground” as other African American mother churches — Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, …