Slavery

Total 29 Posts

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.

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.

Statement: National Black Catholic Seminarians Association on Juneteenth 2022

The official Juneteenth statement of the association representing Catholic seminarians of African descent in the United States.

Where to find a Catholic Juneteenth event (2022 edition)

A listing of Catholic (and Catholic-adjacent) Juneteenth events from around the country.

Remembering Francisco Menéndez and Bloody Mose

The Siege of Fort Mose constituted one of the most important battles in US Catholic history. It was orchestrated with the help of a Black Catholic militia.

Reflection: The Black Catholic martyrs of New York deserve our veneration

On this day 281 years ago, British colonial authorities in New York commenced what includes perhaps the first Black Catholic martyrdoms in the future United States.

Sisters of Charity Federation acknowledges slaveholding in new statement

14 congregations of women religious in the US have newly detailed their connection to the enslavement—and, at times, the selling—of African Americans in the 1800s.
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