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Black Catholic round-up (11/22/20)

The latest entry in our #BlackCatholicRoundup series, which amplifies Black Catholic news coming from other outlets.

The latest entry in our #BlackCatholicRoundup series, which amplifies Black Catholic news coming from other outlets. (Note: inclusion here does not necessarily indicate BCM's full endorsement of the story's material.)

Black Catholic women

Decolonizing History | Villanova University
Three-part series moderated by Dr. Shannen Dee Williams. Videos for Parts 2 and 3 will be up soon.
Commemoration led by Dr. Valerie D. Lewis-Mosley, OPA.
Singing praise to God during Black Catholic History Month
Gospel music fills the rooms of 500 students as they learn about the history of the Black Catholic Church.
Past Healy and Ruffin Award recipients honored at virtual celebration
BRAINTREE -- In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Black Catholic Ministries of the archdiocese held a virtual celebration on Nov. 14 in lieu of their annual Bishop James Augustine Healy dinner. The hour-long event honored all past Bishop James Augustine Healy Award and Robert Leo Ruffin Award r…

(by Donnell Suggs, one of the few Black reporters working in diocesan press)

Donna Myers, Trailblazer
Savannah, Ga. - Donna Myers (Oliver) walked to the corner of Abercorn Street and East Oglethorpe Avenue and pointed her...
Mother Mathilda Beasley’s impact on education still felt generations after her passing
Savannah, Ga.- The Mother Mathilda Beasley cottage, originally located at 1511 Price Street, is now located inside of Mother Mathilda...
St. Pius X lives on through the faith and dedication of its alumni
Savannah, Ga.- Rex DeLoach, 83, doesn’t attend the St. Pius X Alumni Association meetings much anymore, even with the meetings...

Cardinal-elect Wilton Gregory

An outpouring of support for first African American cardinal-designate for U.S.
They came in tweets, news releases and Instagram posts from old friends, women religious and brother bishops in various languages congratulating Washington’s Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory. The…

Catholic Speakers of Color

Catholic Speakers of Color aims to add diverse voices, experiences to Catholic conferences - Our Sunday Visitor
In attending Catholic women’s conferences over the years, writer and speaker Leticia Ochoa Adams said she almost never saw speakers who looked like her. The conversion stories she heard were poignant, but she often couldn’t relate to them. Noticing the lack of Black, Hispanic and other speakers of c…


ADOM :: Pandemic another burden for historic Black Catholic community

#GivingTuesday and beyond: