Society of the Divine Word

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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.

National Black Catholic Men's Conference set for October in Indy

The National Black Catholic Men’s Conference has returned to in-person status for 2022, scheduled for October 13-16th in Indianapolis, Indiana. The annual event run by the Bowman-Francis Ministry from the Society of the Divine Word is now in its 19th year, and will be held at the JW Marriott

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.

Two African Americans to be ordained Catholic priests on Saturday

This weekend will bring the ordination of two new African-American Catholic priests in the United States, both of whom hail from the same Black parish in Georgia.

Where to find a Black bishop this Easter weekend (2022 edition)

A listing of Easter Masses around the Unites States featuring Black bishops.

Two African Americans to be ordained Catholic priests on May 28th

Two men will join the ranks of the nation's estimated 250 African-American priests when they are ordained this spring in Chicago and Atlanta, respectively.

Institute for Black Catholic Studies, Bowman-Francis Ministry hosting virtual initiatives for Lent

Two national ministries seek to inspire an inculturated Lenten experience this year for African-American Catholics with virtual video initiatives.
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