The Black Catholic culture-bearer helmed the Black Masking tradition for more than 50 years until his death in 2005 at the age of 82.
Kierre L. Williams, 43, has been booked on multiple charges related to the killing of Fr Stephen Gutgsell, who was found stabbed in his rectory on Sunday.
The family-led ceremony, to be held at a Catholic cemetery, will feature representatives from the Jesuits, who spearheaded a small tombstone in 1957.
The commemoration was officially adopted this year in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, and unofficially adopted by the Pennsylvania legislature.
The family of the late Black Catholic prelate donated thousands of his personal effects to the Xavier University of Louisiana archives earlier this year.
Fr James E. Coyle was murdered by a White Methodist minister after marrying his Catholic daughter to a dark-skinned Puerto Rican in Birmingham.
Dorothy Dempsey reflects solemnly on an historic injustice.
The internationally known liturgist, author, and speaker was an integral cog in the Black Catholic Movement and quickly gained broad popularity.
The remains of the venerated Black Catholic foundress were canonically transferred to her order's motherhouse in 2013.
Mother Mary Wilhelmina Lancaster, OSB, died in 2019 and was exhumed recently by her Benedictine Sisters of Mary, Queen of the Apostles.
'We are turning our pain into purpose': Master P hosts hometown concert raising mental health awareness
The birthday event for the rap mogul honored his daughter, Tytyana Miller, who died in 2022 from an accidental fentanyl overdose.
Ralph Moore reflects on a former Jesuit priest who dedicated his life to serving—and empowering—African Americans in Maryland's largest city.
New Orleans' recently deceased Black Catholic bishop was honored by the faithful on Friday at the seminary where he once studied before ordination.
Efran Menny reflects on his time knowing and learning from one of Houston's finest clergymen, who died in 2020.
A legendary figure of Black history is beginning to receive his due, and a short film that helped kickstart the momentum is now reaching a wider audience.
Five years ago this month, the nation and world lost a passionate defender of life and a history-maker in the Black Catholic community. She was not only a foundress and an activist, but also the first lay diocesan vice chancellor in the United States, appointed by Cardinal John O’Connor