Pierre Toussaint Boulevard now stands in Brooklyn

The Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn now can boast of a Black Catholic saint among their geographical markers: behold, Pierre Toussaint Blvd. https://www.blackcatholicmessenger.com/pierre-toussaint-boulevard-ceremony/

Remembering Helen Caldwell Riley Day

On this, the first Sunday of Advent, Black Catholics around the country can say for the first time that there is a red hat among their ranks. On Saturday, history was made. From humble beginnings in Chicago to the halls of Rome, Cardinal Wilton Daniel Gregory is America’s newest member of the Sacred College. But …

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Black Catholic History Month mashup

In lieu of attempting to write up full reflections in the next few days on all of the Black Catholic figures that struck me over the course of this holy month, I decided to aggregate a number of different figures here, some of whom you might know and others you’ve probably never heard of. Let’s …

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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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