St Augustine, FL

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Reflection: Too few people recognize the contributions of Black Catholics—from Toni Morrison to Homer Plessy

Nadra Nittle is a Protestant concerned with the neglect of Black people in Catholic histories. Read why she wrote a new book on Toni Morrison.

What is the Blackest diocese in America? It depends.

Ever wondered which diocese has the highest percentage of Black Catholics. With the help of some data from 2016, we might just have the answer.

St Benedict Blues Fest, benefitting historic Black parish, set for this weekend in St Augustine

St Benedict the Moore Catholic Church in St Augustine, Florida is hosting its annual blues festival to fund repairs for its historic rectory.

Canonical coronation of Our Lady of La Leche in St Augustine, Florida makes history Sunday afternoon

Sunday's canonical coronation of Our Lady of La Leche in St Augustine, Florida went off without a hitch, honoring the birthplace of Catholicism in North America.

Canonical coronation set for Oct. 10th in St Augustine, oldest US city and cradle of Black Catholicism

The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche, the oldest shrine in America—and in its oldest city—will receive the Pope's highest honor next month.

'The first of many': Msgr James Boddie Jr., a prophet honored in his hometown

At the request of St Augustine's Bishop Felipe Esteves, the first Black priest in Florida history was named a monsignor by Pope Francis. The day after Juneteenth, he was honored with a Mass.

New Black monsignor named by Pope Francis

The oldest Black diocesan priest in the nation's oldest Black Catholic region is now a monsignor.
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