Obituary

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Fr Charles D. Burns, SVD dead at 90

A newsmaking African-American priest and cousin to Thea Bowman who made waves in the Civil Rights and Black Catholic Movements passed away this month in Los Angeles.

Sam Smith, former basketball pro, dies at 79 amidst NBA pension controversy

For years, the NBA has refused retirement benefits to former ABA players, despite the two leagues merging in 1976. The latest to die was a Black Catholic.

Anti-racist pioneer Fr Malcolm O'Leary, SVD dead at 92

A Black Catholic priest known for fighting segregation and running for political office in Jim Crow Mississippi was laid to rest there this month.

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 victim of the Buffalo massacre laid to rest

The youngest victim of the Buffalo that one week ago claimed the lives of 10 African Americans was buried this weekend in Syracuse.

Fr Robert Pittman, SSS, communal farm founder and Eucharistic devotee, dies in Ohio at 93

An early Black priest in the US, known for his devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and education of children preparing for First Communion, died in Ohio this week.

Fr Lowell Case, SSJ, veteran Black priest from Baltimore, dead at 80

A steady pastor in the Black apostolate has died after a battle with terminal cancer, the latest blow to the historic Josephite society of priests and brothers.
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