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Kentucky received its first-ever Black Catholic bishop on Wednesday, with Archbishop Shelton Fabre feted by thousands in Louisville for his installation.
Following a brazenly racist incident at Vandebilt Catholic in Houma, Louisiana, a 15-year-old White male has been charged with a hate crime and battery.
The president of the National Black Catholic Congress is sending well wishes to the nation's fourth African-American archbishop in history.
One of the nation's two Black ordinaries has been tapped to head the Archdiocese of Louisville, making history as the first-ever non-White person in the role.
The diocese most affected by Hurricane Ida in August is still in recovery mode, and its Black bishop is calling on his fellow African Americans for help.
The USCCB has wrapped its first in-person meeting in two years, but the intervening pandemic and racial reckoning have hardly caused much of a shift.