#BlackCatholicHistoryMonth

Total 28 Posts

Bishops' gathering in Baltimore features brief bright spots, more of the same

The USCCB has wrapped its first in-person meeting in two years, but the intervening pandemic and racial reckoning have hardly caused much of a shift.

Reflection: Too few people recognize the contributions of Black Catholics—from Toni Morrison to Homer Plessy

Nadra Nittle is a Protestant concerned with the neglect of Black people in Catholic histories. Read why she wrote a new book on Toni Morrison.

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.

The Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary: 112 years of Black Catholic faith, service, and social justice

The Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver, the nation's oldest and largest Black Catholic organization, are celebrating Founders' Day on Sunday. Read about their history of faith and social action.

What is the Blackest diocese in America? It depends.

Ever wondered which diocese has the highest percentage of Black Catholics. With the help of some data from 2016, we might just have the answer.

Where to find a Black Catholic History Month event (2021 edition)

Looking for an event in your area (or an online event) to celebrate Black Catholic History Month this year? We have you covered.

Baltimore parishes plan letter-writing campaign to Pope Francis in support of African-American saints-to-be

Black Catholic History Month, celebrated each November, is heating up this year with a Vatican-targeting initiative that could ruffle some feathers—and shake up the Roman Calendar.
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