Africa

Total 17 Posts

A forgotten Franciscan: The first Black Catholic priest in American history?

In the mid-16th century, an expedition searching for gold in the American Southwest contained what historical records indicate was an Afro-Spanish Catholic priest.

Remembering Francisco Menéndez and Bloody Mose

The Siege of Fort Mose constituted one of the most important battles in US Catholic history. It was orchestrated with the help of a Black Catholic militia.

African-American Josephite seminarian receiving ministry of acolyte on Saturday

Br Cursey "CJ" Calais, SSJ is nearing the completion of his formation as a religious brother, marked by two ceremonies this weekend in DC.

Pew study on Black Catholics reveals disaffiliation, vibrancy

Pew has released a deep dive into a sub-section of its 2021 study on Black faith, and the results reveal troubling trends alongside notes of growth.

Orthodox deacon releases new Lenten devotional highlighting African saints

An Eastern Orthodox convert from the Black Baptist Church has authored a new book on African saints, meant for use among Christians during the Lenten season.

Reflection: Black Catholics should see Malcolm X as 'a hero'

Gunnar Gundersen reflects on the witness of Malcolm X as a fiercely pro-Black advocate who was once honored as such by a future Catholic saint.

Opinion: We should celebrate Kwanzaa. (The Bible tells us so.)

Fr Nnaemeka Ali, OMI continues his discussion of Kwanzaa, arguing that it makes Biblical sense to join in the cultural celebrations of the marginalized.
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