The former youth minister and diocesan official will help guide the U.S. bishops' ministry to African Americans, succeeding longtime head Donna Grimes.
For the first time, the NBCC formed the five-year plan by surveying participants from their national gathering, held most recently in summer 2023.
Andrew and Terri Lyke, retired experts in marriage ministry, explain how family formation in a Catholic home leads to embodied love in the world.
Following up a workshop held in the fall at Xavier University of Louisiana, the virtual event shared insights from the gathering and hopes for the future.
The panel will include organizers of a YA convening at Xavier University of Louisiana in the fall, which produced a report outlining key needs.
The release comes just weeks after a Pope Francis-approved declaration allowed for the blessing of couples in "irregular" situations, including gays.
The Haitian-American is one of several U.S. prelates to publicly react to the new Vatican doc allowing blessings for couples in irregular unions.
Fr John McKenzie welcomes the headline-making declaration from Rome that Catholic clergy can bless same-sex couples and the irregularly remarried.
Deacon Tim Tilghman applies the Sunday Gospel reading to the stories of the first Black men to serve as Catholic priests in the United States.
The weekend convening was organized to form an action plan challenging Church leaders—parish, episcopal, and national—on an oft-forgotten demographic.
The new document from Rome also answers similar questions concerning homosexual people and those in same-sex relationships (including marriage).
Dcn Tim Tilghman extols the virtues of Malcolm X, a legendary activist who modeled his life's work on the Biblical saints.
One of Brooklyn's most historic Black Catholic parishes is marking its anniversary, including latter decades of lively liturgy and lay leadership.