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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.

Opinion: Interracial marriage, autism, and the value of diversity

Daniel Jansky on how he came to accept his autism diagnosis, repudiate racism, discover the Catholic Church, and marry an African American.

Frt. Carl Gales, SVD, to be ordained to transitional diaconate Saturday, 10/17

An African-American seminarian from Phoenix will be ordained a transitional deacon tomorrow in Chicago, the latest stop in his providential journey to the priesthood.

Frt. Carl Gales, SVD nears ordination, professing final vows Saturday

An African-American seminarian with the Society of the Divine Word is taking perpetual vows on Saturday, signaling a soon-coming ordination to the priesthood.

Interview: Deanna Witkowski talks jazz, Mass, Jazz Mass, and her new book on Mary Lou Williams

The latest entry in Liturgical Press' "People of God" biography series covers a legendary Black Catholic jazz artist and liturgist. The author tells all.

Plans for Knights of Peter Claver unit at SoCal Ordinariate parish upended by pastor

After being approved last year, a prospective Claver council in Orange County, CA has been tabled—apparently due to the order's outspoken advocacy for social justice.

Black Catholics among renamings for 16 NYC parks

THe New York City government has committed to honoring the Black experience by creating and renaming public spaces to honor African-Americans—Catholics apparently included.
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