Black parishes

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New Black Catholic mission starting in Phoenix, Arizona

Reviving a historic Black parish founded in 1936, the Diocese of Phoenix will soon have weekly Masses at a new mission for African Americans.

Opinion: I'm not the only Catholic who wants more politicians like Pastor Chris Butler

Douglas Stringer explains why he supports the campaign of a Black pro-life Democrat in the race for retiring Rep. Bobby Rush's seat in Congres.

Fr Charles D. Burns, SVD dead at 90

A newsmaking African-American priest and cousin to Thea Bowman who made waves in the Civil Rights and Black Catholic Movements passed away this month in Los Angeles.

Holy Rosary-St John Catholic Church in Columbus robbed of A/C units

A predominantly African-American parish in Columbus, Ohio has been robbed of its air-conditioning units, the latest in a string of thefts and vandalisms at Catholic churches around the country. Holy Rosary-St John, a 123-year-old institution in the city’s Old Oaks Historic District, announced the news on Friday afternoon, noting

Anti-racist pioneer Fr Malcolm O'Leary, SVD dead at 92

A Black Catholic priest known for fighting segregation and running for political office in Jim Crow Mississippi was laid to rest there this month.

Pioneering Black Catholic educator Sr Sandra Smithson, SSSF dead at 96

A fiery Black religious sister known for championing effective public education in her hometown of Nashville has passed away.

First Black Catholic parish in Cleveland celebrates centennial

An African-American Catholic church closed by a bishop—and reopened on a Vatican appeal two years later—celebrated its history late last month.
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