New Orleans

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New Orleans close to finalizing several Black Catholic street renamings

New Orleans' City Council Street Renaming Commission has given its final recommendations for replacing racist figures enshrined in the city's public works.

XULA's Institute for Black Catholic Studies holding webinar on March 1st

The nation's Black Catholic graduate institute is inviting prospective students to a webinar explaining the program's mission, history, courses, and admissions.

XULA baseball returns today after six decades away

Xavier University of Louisiana has brought its baseball program back from the dead, taking the field for the first time since the Civil Rights Movement.

Review: 'Black Catholics on the Road to Sainthood' (part 2)

Henriette Delille overcame multiple bishops to found the second Black religious order in the US in 1837. You wouldn't know it from reading Michael Heinlein's new Black saints book, though.

As year 42 approaches, a brief history of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies

XULA's Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) enters its 42nd year this summer, continuing a long tradition of self-initiated innovation and education.

New Orleans archdiocese's 'Symposium for Systemic Change' highlights (and displays) shortcomings

An annual justice symposium in New Orleans proceeded virtually this year, led by a number of notable names. Issues with optics and logistics, however, also played a role.

'Economy Hall': Upcoming book covers free Black activists in 1800s New Orleans—including Catholics

Black Catholic history features in a new book from Fatima Shaik, a NOLA native who recently scoured the archives concerning a legendary mutual aid society.
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