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Reflection: When a Black saint miraculously appears to you, listen up.

A miraculous appearance of St. Martin de Porres to his fellow Dominican religious brother is recounted by its experient, a Black professor in New Orleans.

Simone Biles, Diane Nash to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Black women will receive the nation's highest civilian honor for the first time since 2016 in a ceremony scheduled for July 7th at the White House.

Review: "Take Me to the River: New Orleans", an unintentionally Black Catholic music documentary

A limited-release music doc showcases the Crescent City's musical legacy, including Black Catholics who've dominated the scene for decades.

Black Catholic writer Marcia Chatelain wins James Beard Award for "Franchise" book

A scholar of race and religion from Georgetown University has won a top award for writing on food, following a Pulitzer win for the same book last year.

Analysis: 'Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World' tackles Harriet Tubman

A Catholic podcast on the supernatural recently covered Harriet Tubman and the legacy of state-sanctioned slavery. Briana Jansky dives in.

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.
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