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Black Catholic Round-up (12/10/2020)

The latest #BlackCatholicRoundup includes a stocking stuffer, a Christmas concert, a museum opening, a school closing, and more.

Stocking stuffer

16 Black Saints and Advocates for Racial Justice
AVAILABLE EBOOK ONLY** Click on AVAILABLE FORMATS below for purchase linksImmerse yourself in the dramatic stories of the black saints of the Catholic Church!16 Black Saints and Advocates for Racial Justice is a collection of saints who represent the unique and special contribution of people of c…


Dear White Catholics: It’s time to be anti-racist and leave white fragility behind.
It is important to feel guilt and shame over racism in order to overcome it.
Bishop’s Advisory Council on Racism considers listening sessions
Two months after Bishop Michael F. Burbidge named 14 Black lay leaders and clergy to a new Advisory Council on Racism, members are considering holding listening sessions, workshops and other public events to hear from parishioners across the diocese.
‘Faith and Blue’ Brings Together SF Archbishop With East Palo Alto Community for Social Justice Dialogue
The San Francisco Archbishop went to church in East Palo Alto Saturday, not to preach but to listen.
Proposal: A day of prayer and penance in reparation for racism - PrayTellBlog
Without a foundation in prayer, direct action may not sustain itself

In Memoriam

The thing about death in the year 2020 is ... it’s not limited to COVID-19
In the year of COVID, people you love make their transitions the same way — socially distanced, with much time since you saw or even talked to them last, their passing a jolt to your isolation-addled consciousness, memories left to fade like beautiful ghosts.


Encounter Black Catholic History
Encounter Black Catholic History
Digitally-guided tour in Virginia.
Black Catholic Voices series: Msgr. East on his roots of faith, combating racism, and what gives him hope
(On Nov. 2, 2020, Msgr. Raymond East, the pastor of St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Washington, D.C., and a nationally known evangelist, was interviewed for the Catholic Standard’s Black Catholic...


National Museum of African American Music to Open on MLK Day, Jan. 18th - The Tennessee Tribune
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TN Tribune) – The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) will officially open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18. On that day, the museum will host a socially distant [...]
Sure to feature several artists from our BCM Christmas playlist—and then some!
Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas with Vanessa Williams | PBS
In collaboration with the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, the American Pops Orchestra presents an evening celebrating the entire iconic album of holiday classics. This 60-minute performance stars host and vocalist Vanessa Williams with appearances by Dee Dee Bridgewater, Norm Lewis, Carmen Ru…


  • Rep. Lacy bids farewell to Congress after 20 years.
Maryland lawmakers amend bill to secure military benefits for Lt. Richard Collins’ family
Prior to this amendment, the bill only applied to future ROTC graduates who die between commissioning and their first assignment.
Co-led by Black Catholic state representative Anthony G. Brown.

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