Motherless Children’: the African-American youth and young adult ministry struggle

In 1989, Servant of God Sr. Dr. Thea Bowman, F.S.P.A., addressed the USSCB at their annual June meeting, explaining what it meant to be Black (specifically African American) and Catholic. “That means I come to my church fully functioning. That doesn’t frighten you, does it? I bring myself, my black self. All that I am. …

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Nate Tinner – Black Catholicism

Thank you to Nate Tinner.   Your many hours, blood, sweat, and tears are appreciated. Black Catholicism or African-American Catholicism comprises the people, beliefs, and practices unique to African Americans in the Catholic Church. There are currently around 3 million Black Catholics in the United States, and about a quarter of them worship in historically-Black …

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