Society of the Divine Word

Total 15 Posts

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.

Knights of Peter Claver hosting virtual Kwanzaa event December 29th

The nation's largest and oldest Black Catholic organization is hosting a Kwanzaa event commemorating innocent Black lives lost due to racism.

Bowman-Francis Ministry hosting virtual Advent Bible study next month

The Divine Word Missionaries' Black Catholic ministry is continuing its online outreach during the pandemic, hosting a Bible study next month leading up to Christmas.

A lost Black bishop, the first African-American ordinary abroad

In most lists of African-American Catholic bishops, one Louisiana man is conspicuously missing, despite his Acadiana upbringing. Today, we tell his story.

Black Catholic scholars help launch 'Queer Catholic Theologians of Color' project

Last month in Chicago, a group of Catholic scholars launched a new group centering LGBTQ Catholic voices in the struggle against injustice.

Frt. Carl Gales, SVD, to be ordained to transitional diaconate Saturday, 10/17

An African-American seminarian from Phoenix will be ordained a transitional deacon tomorrow in Chicago, the latest stop in his providential journey to the priesthood.
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