Thea Bowman

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Reflection: Black Catholics should see Malcolm X as 'a hero'

Gunnar Gundersen reflects on the witness of Malcolm X as a fiercely pro-Black advocate who was once honored as such by a future Catholic saint.

CUA to host Thea Bowman lecture on Tuesday from Fr Manuel Williams, CR

The legacy of the nation's most recent Black saint-to-be will be on display at her alma mater Tuesday, with a lecture from a priest who knew her personally.

New Thea Bowman portrait created by painter Vernon Adams

A stunning new portrait of Servant of God Thea Bowman has emerged out of Dallas, from an artist raised in the diocese where the activist-sister was born and later served.

Reflection: "We are beloved"—an oft-needed reminder from Servant of God Thea Bowman

Karianna Frey, a Black Catholic author with family connections to a saintly Black nun, reflects on her witness and the new devotional she wrote in her honor.

Baltimore parishes plan letter-writing campaign to Pope Francis in support of African-American saints-to-be

Black Catholic History Month, celebrated each November, is heating up this year with a Vatican-targeting initiative that could ruffle some feathers—and shake up the Roman Calendar.

Modern Catholic Pilgrim hosting Black Catholic pilgrimages this fall (and why)

October will bring racial justice pilgrimages in Louisville and Memphis—the latter featuring the grave of Servant of God Thea Bowman and the National Shrine of St Martin de Porres.

New collection of essays highlights Black Catholic scholarly thought, past and present

A new academic text from the Catholic University of America's publishing house collects essays on liturgy, history, scholarship, religious life, and more.
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