History

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Commentary: The story of Homer Plessy, a recently-pardoned Black Catholic hero

Homer Plessy was pardoned earlier this month for his crime of boarding a Whites-only streetcar 130 years ago. His legacy lives on in more ways than one.

Reflection: African Americans are the Church's forgotten Gentiles

Efran Menny finds the Black Catholic struggle—and hope—in the story of Cornelius, the topic of last Sunday's Mass readings.

Where to find a Catholic MLK Day event (2022 edition)

A nationwide listing of Catholic MLK Day events in dioceses around the country.

2 Black Catholic schools closing permanently in New Orleans and Mobile

A pair of African-American schools in two of the Blackest archdiocese in the country are slated to close at the end of the current school year.

Opinion: The Catholic Church is covering up anti-Black racism

BCM editor Nate Tinner-Williams gives his take on abuse, racism, and the upcoming 2023 Synod of Bishops.

New fellowship at Villanova honors pioneering Black nun

The first Black nun to head a Catholic parish is now the namesake of a graduate student fellowship at her alma mater.

African-American Josephite seminarian receiving ministry of lector December 17th, Congolese being ordained transitional deacon

An African-American seminarian will soon make his next step toward religious brotherhood with the Josephites—the only religious society dedicated to serving the Black community.
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