Africa

Total 22 Posts

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.

Opinion: Kwanzaa displays the gift of African values to the world

As detractors wage their annual campaign against Kwanzaa, a Nigerian priest offers his perspective on why the holiday has value—and strong African roots.

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.
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