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Black Catholic Round-up (2/9/2021)

Black History Month has brought a bevy of stories concerning Black Catholics already, but the topics covered are by no means limited to history. Read on!


Black, Catholic, and Conflicted
To be Black and Catholic in Chicago is to live in contradiction, knowing that the same church lionizing local Black heroes may soon close your parish doors.


Manhattan College to Commemorate Black History Month
Eight events are scheduled to take place during February.
Benedict Taylor, Who Served Harlem Community for 50+ Years, Dies at 88 - Holy Name Province
Benedict spent most of his religious life helping the marginalized in New York City, mainly through Create, Inc., an organization that he co-founded in the early 1970s.
  • Story on Eugene Warburg, a legendary sculptor born in slavery in New Orleans.
The sacramental pull of ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing,’ the ‘Black National Anthem’
The prospect of a new life for this hymn heard in churches and assemblies across the country at once causes me discomfort and piques my interest. What can this song mean for a nation in peril?
Black Catholic is trailblazer in science; she has been geneticist for 56 years - Catholic News Service
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CNS) — As a child, Sheila Stiles Jewell played outside of the public housing where her family lived in Memphis. She felt one with nature weaving clover and catching bumblebees, not realizing that […]


The holy perseverance of six Black Catholics on the road to sainthood
“Black Catholics on the Road to Sainthood” chronicles the lives of six men and women whose heroic stories are important to American and Catholic history.


Catholic Schools Week: Interview with Weston Hamilton Stroud, Class of 2006 — St. Peter Claver Catholic School
As part of Catholic Schools Week 2021 our Director of Admissions and Marketing, Molly Wilkins, spoke with Weston Stroud. Please listen to that interview here . Mr. Stroud graduated from St. Peter Claver in 2006 before moving on to Mount de Sales Academy and from there the to State University of
Diageo North America Establishes Innovative Program With HBCUs to Develop Future Leaders and Help Shape a More Equitable Society
The North America business of Diageo, a global beverage leader, is committing $10 million to support 25 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (
Including our very own Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA)!
A Model of Joyful Activism by Jane Bailey - Today’s American Catholic
A profile of Dr. Kathleen Dorsey Bellow, the director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University.

Young Adults


In Memoriam

‘This Is It For Me. I’m Doing My Part’: Black Cop Denounces Police Brutality, Racism Before Killing Himself Outside Of Sheriff’s Office - Blavity
A Louisiana community is in mourning after Clyde Kerr III, a beloved Black Sheriff’s Deputy, tragically took his own life outside of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office where he worked on Monday, according to The Advocate. Kerr, the son of famed jazz musician Clyde Kerr Jr., was 43 years old and…
St Augustine High alum



Cardinal Gregory receives COVID-19 vaccination, encourages others to do the same when it is available to them
Washington Cardinal Wilton Gregory – who has repeatedly stressed the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine when appropriate and available – has himself received both doses of the vaccine....