The activists have long called for an exception to the notably unwieldy canonization process—which has yet to produce a single Black American saint.
As the synod rolls on in Rome, African Americans plan to make their voices heard in the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints. Ralph Moore Jr. explains.
Ne’Kiya Jackson, one of two New Orleans high schoolers recently noted globally for a new proof of the Pythagorean theorem, is now attending the nation’s Catholic HBCU, Xavier University of Louisiana. The school announced the news in August, following a flurry of news coverage and social media attention
The Kentucky native was recently a featured speaker for the 2023 National Day of Prayer for Black Vocations.
The Creole Catholic pioneer's case in Rome will now be handled by a Dutchman who heads multiple other causes for African Americans.
Efran Menny explains why simply accepting new Black Catholic saints is not enough to fully honor their legacies.
Amid international praise, mixed with academic doubters, the two teens have been encouraged to submit their work to a peer-reviewed journal.
The sainthood guild for one of New Orleans' best-known Black Catholics is hopeful for a miracle as a major transition takes place in the 35-year old cause.
Ralph Moore Jr. touts the legacies of African American Catholics on the path to sainthood, and how several of them paved the way for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Interview: Fr Chris Kellerman, SJ on his new book 'All Oppression Shall Cease', covering Catholic slavery and abolitionism
A Jesuit priest discusses his new book, covering a familiar topic and including the perspectives, stories, and holy resistance of Black Catholics.
A Black nun and former co-director of canonization efforts for her order's foundress, Venerable Henriette DeLille, has died in New Orleans.
The Baltimore parish seeking to expedite the canonization of the six African Americans on the path to sainthood is holding its second annual All Saints Day Mass in their honor.
One of the nation's oldest Black Catholic schools, founded in New Orleans by Venerable Henriette DeLille, is transitioning to lay leadership.
Ralph Moore Jr., a member of the group behind a letter-writing campaign to canonize the six African Americans to sainthood, makes his case for hagiological inclusion.