Royce Hood heads up a new project on a story of perseverance, uncommon Catholic faith, and possible sainthood.
Message from the Friars Minor of Sicily for the fifth centenary of the birth of St. Benedict the Moor
On the first modern Black saint, patron of African Americans and namesake of various U.S. institutions, whose relics were damaged in a 2023 fire.
The activists have long called for an exception to the notably unwieldy canonization process—which has yet to produce a single Black American saint.
The Guyanese-born priest came to the U.S. at 19, serving the Diocese of Brooklyn for 40+ years and championing the now-Servant of God Bernard Quinn.
The Afro-Cuban American foundress started the first order of Black Catholic nuns in the United States.
Stephen Staten explores how he came to terms with his identity as a gay Catholic in The City that Knows How.
Efran Menny deftly explains why Africa cannot be forgotten in the story of ancient Christianity—and the mission of Black pride in the Church today.
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.
The mother of public education in Puerto Rico was a Black Catholic born in the late 18th century. She died on this day in 1862.
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.
A Brazilian former seminarian who studied under an African-American priest now considered for canonization explains why he thinks his former mentor is worthy of the altars.
A listing of Catholic MLK Day-related events in dioceses around the country.
Ralph Moore Jr. muses on the intersection of Blackness and the papacy as the world mourns Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
Reflection: The life and afterlife of Claude Newman, Black death row inmate who saw the Blessed Virgin
Marian apparitions in the United States are all but non-existent, but one Black Mississippian born this day in 1923 may have broken the mold. Nate Tinner-Williams explores.