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Black Catholic Round-up (New Year's edition)

Rounding out a year of unexpected tragedies, triumphs, and uncoverings, we reflect on stories honoring the principle of "Imani" to bring in the new year.

Today, as we commemorate Kwanzaa's final day and principle (Faith/"Imani"), we reflect on stories of faith from the Advent season and beyond.


Black Catholic Voices: Priest chaplain at Howard University says drawing on faith, learning history can foster racial understanding, healing
Father Robert Boxie III, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington who serves as the Catholic chaplain at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and is in residence at Immaculate Conception...
Linda A’Vant-Deishinni to lead Black Catholic Ministry ~
Linda A’Vant-Deishinni to serve as the coordinator of the diocesan Office of Black Catholic Ministry. Photo By RICK SNIZEK/Rhode Island Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has appointed Linda A’Vant-Deishinni to serve as coordinator of the diocesan Black Catholic Ministry Office effective Nov. 1.A’Vant-…


Thea Bowman 1 inch Lapel Pin | Sr. Thea Bowman Artifacts
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Face to Face: Mother Mary Lange Catholic School
On the Nov. 19 edition of Virtual Face to Face with President Bruce Jarrell, the newest member of the West Baltimore community is also the first new Catholic school in Baltimore in nearly 60 years.


Bishop addresses Goodson shooting
In year of racial reckoning, Catholics joined protests, prayers
WASHINGTON -- This year, as tens of thousands of people nationwide protested racial injustices, Catholics similarly took to the streets and also joined in prayer services and discussions speaking out against inequalities and seeking a path forward.

In Memoriam

Lawrence Ambrose Hamilton Obituary - Saint Louis, MO | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Hamilton, Lawrence Ambrose was 95 years when he was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents Charles Stephen Hamilton, Sr. and Mary Lawrence
Wallace Young, who led NAACP, Jazz and Heritage Foundation, dies at 89
Pet project was development of Dryades YMCA
Mamye Wilhelmina Edmondson BaCote, 81, proudly represented the 95th District of Virginia House of Delegates | Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
Mamye Wilhelmina Edmondson BaCote, 81, departed this earthly life and entered into eternal rest Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. She was born Feb. 18, 1939, in Halifax to the late Elisha and…


Slavery Religion and Regime challenged us to question the basis of a society founded on freedom for the elite and the subjugation and enslavement of natives.
Catholic homeschool curricula has whitewashed world history. Is it too late to fix it?
Catholic homeschooling resources have historically offered a whitewashed, triumphalist account of history.

Nate Tinner-Williams is co-founder of Black Catholic Messenger, a priesthood applicant with the Josephites, and a ThM student w/ the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA).

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