Acadiana

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Cancer Alley activist Sharon Lavigne to receive Laetare Medal

In May, the nation's best-known Black Catholic activist will receive the highest honor awarded to US Catholics, the latest honor for her advocacy against environmental racism.

Gala in honor of Venerable Augustus Tolton scheduled for April 2nd in Louisiana

A gala supporting the sainthood cause of Venerable Augustus Tolton [https://g.co/kgs/W27Az3], the first openly Black priest in US history, has been scheduled for April 2nd in New Iberia, Louisiana. Chicago auxiliary bishop Joseph N. Perry [https://g.co/kgs/xhGJXo], the diocesan postulator for the cause,

Interview: Fr Anthony "Amde" Hamilton, Creole poet and rap founder turned Oriental Orthodox priest

A sit-down with one of the first rappers in history, a Catholic-raised Creole with strong Louisiana roots and a bone to pick with the powers that be.

Bishop Shelton Fabre named next Archbishop of Louisville

One of the nation's two Black ordinaries has been tapped to head the Archdiocese of Louisville, making history as the first-ever non-White person in the role.

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.
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