Mass for Racial Justice and Solidarity

In the wake of the ongoing racial violence against people of color, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called on each and every Catholic to pray and fast for an end to racism.  Bishop Shelton J. Fabre, the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, reiterated the value of those …

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Joining Currents News to reflect on that milestone — and why Dr. King’s message is so important to the values of all Catholics — is Father Alonzo Cox, pastor of Saint Martin de Porres Parish and coordinator of the Brooklyn Vicariate for Black Catholic Concerns.   See More….

Black Catholic History Month November 2019

FLATBUSH — Whenever Shaniqua Wilson brings The Voices of Praise Ensemble or Ecclesia Dance Ministry to Mass, she inevitably gets asked, “Are they Catholic?” The Gospel choir-like singing strikes people as out of place in a Catholic church, and liturgical dance is unfamiliar to many. But Wilson said the groups that led the faithful in …

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2019 Black History Month Thanksgiving Mass

At the annual Black History Month Mass held at Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston Feb. 17, nearly 40 minutes of poignant preaching set the tone for a liturgy that offered words of healing for the suffering caused by the sins of racism and words of hope as the plight toward racial equality in America continues. …

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