Should the Catholic Church have an African-American rite?

After growing up Baptist, Nate Tinner-Williams became a Roman Catholic in December 2019. Now, after a move to New Orleans, he is planning to enter into formation with the Josephites, an order of brothers and priests who have ministered specifically to the African-American community since 1893. In the meantime, he has devoted himself to developing …

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Prayers from African Americans in History

Beliefnet presents a gallery of prayers from people in African-American history such as Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, W.E.B DuBois and more. Read more>>>>>  

In a Year of Racial Strife, Bishops Share Experiences in Dioceses

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When the U.S. bishops decided to continue with their annual fall meeting despite a pandemic, they took it online, shortened its length but also its scope, leaving only the most essential matters on the to-do list. And at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops 2020 fall meeting, racism was part of that …

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St. Paul parish rooted in Black Catholic ministry

In a year when the quest for racial justice reached center stage locally and nationally, one parish in St. Paul has continued its mission set in the late 1800s: to reach out and be the faith home for African American Catholics. St. Peter Claver parish also welcomes Catholics of all races and ethnic backgrounds, as …

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Black Saints Matter

Last fall in the month of All Saints, I rode the Amtrak from Providence, Rhode Island to Baltimore, Maryland. I was heading to a celebration of the life of Mother Mary Lange. Who’s that, you ask? She’s one of the Six. And if you have to ask, “Who are the other five?” then you have …

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The Political Imagination of Jesus of Nazareth

Candler welcomes M. Shawn Copeland, professor emerita of systematic theology at Boston College, to campus as the 2020-2021 Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture. On Oct. 14, Dr. Copeland presented, “The Political Imagination of Jesus of Nazareth”. See More…

Youth Speaker Series Helps Cut COVID-19 Loneliness

WINDSOR TERRACE — Joseph Baah, 17, became uneasy last spring when the isolation of the COVID-19 quarantine took hold. He missed his classmates and friends from church. His mind wandered, but his thoughts did not bring peace. “The quarantine gave me more time to reflect,” Baah said. “What I figured out was I didn’t have …

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