Franciscans

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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.

A forgotten Franciscan: The first Black Catholic priest in American history?

In the mid-16th century, an expedition searching for gold in the American Southwest contained what historical records indicate was an Afro-Spanish Catholic priest.

Black Catholics helping to open National Eucharistic Revival on Sunday

Corpus Christi Sunday will mark the beginning of a two-year revival to drive devotion to the Eucharist, and various Black clergy are among the featured participants.

National Black Catholic Men's Conference set for October in Indy

The National Black Catholic Men’s Conference has returned to in-person status for 2022, scheduled for October 13-16th in Indianapolis, Indiana. The annual event run by the Bowman-Francis Ministry from the Society of the Divine Word is now in its 19th year, and will be held at the JW Marriott

Trailer released for documentary on Servant of God Thea Bowman

An upcoming film will cover the life and legacy of Servant of God Thea Bowman, a Black Catholic religious sister and activist who died in 1990.

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.

Black Catholic school in Mississippi closes doors after sex abuse scandal

A historic Black Catholic school in Mississippi is no more, just one month after the conclusion of a sex abuse trial for a former teacher and friar.
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