Acadiana

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African-American Josephite seminarian receiving ministry of lector December 17th, Congolese being ordained transitional deacon

An African-American seminarian will soon make his next step toward religious brotherhood with the Josephites—the only religious society dedicated to serving the Black community.

Jalissa Pollard's new children's book, on the prophet Daniel, out Friday

A new series of children's Bible stories from the Old Testament features a Black Catholic author in its book release later this week.

A lost Black bishop, the first African-American ordinary abroad

In most lists of African-American Catholic bishops, one Louisiana man is conspicuously missing, despite his Acadiana upbringing. Today, we tell his story.

Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice this weekend to feature prominent Black Catholics

The nation's largest Catholic social justice conference will run Saturday through Monday, and some of the nation's premier Black Catholic activists will be teaching-in.

Holy Family School in Lafayette, Louisiana kicks off $5M capital campaign for new facilities

Lafayette's oldest Black Catholic school is raising money for a new building and gym as its student population continues to grow.

Sharon Lavigne, Goldman Prize-winning environmental activist, fundraising to repair home following Hurricane Ida

The nation's premier activist fighting corporation-led climate change is putting out a call for help following the devastation of Hurricane Ida.

Sr Greta Jupiter, SSF, longtime educator in the Black community, will be laid to rest tomorrow morning in New Orleans

Another Sister of the Holy Family has passed in New Orleans, a noted Black educator in the congregation's schools throughout the state and country.
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