Black parishes

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Change afoot in Chicago, a Black Catholic mecca

As Chicago's Black Catholic founder is honored, several of its Black parishes face a final hour.

St Martin de Porres Church in Philly bids farewell to Fr Stephen Thorne

The longtime pastor of one of Philly's Black parishes is moving on, set to serve on a racial healing commission for the archdiocese and continue work on his PhD.

'The first of many': Msgr James Boddie Jr., a prophet honored in his hometown

At the request of St Augustine's Bishop Felipe Esteves, the first Black priest in Florida history was named a monsignor by Pope Francis. The day after Juneteenth, he was honored with a Mass.

Where to stream a Catholic Juneteenth event

Alongside the newly cemented federal holiday of Juneteenth, the tradition of Catholic Juneteenth events continues. Come and see.

Accused African priest in New Orleans countersues alleged victim

The pastor of St Peter Claver in New Orleans, who has been on leave since the revelation of an abuse allegation in January, has responded with a lawsuit of his own.

Deacon Ajani Gibson named parochial vicar of St Peter Claver New Orleans

One of the nation's few African-American transitional deacons has been named vicar at a historic New Orleans church—which also happens to be his home parish.

St Augustine's in DC to air virtual, social justice-focused Stations of the Cross

The oldest Black parish in DC will highlight social justice virtually on Good Friday, connecting the sufferings of Jesus to those of modern American life.
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