Walking with the Saints, Learning about the Saints, Living like the Saints
- When Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Greenville, South Carolina received a grant from the Daniel Rudd Fund, they took it seriously. The school was among the twelve initiatives in the African American Catholic community that shared $95,000 from the Fund in its 2014 grant process. These organizations ranged from schools, parishes, and national groups, which developed one aspect of the Pastoral Plan of the National Black Catholic Congress.
Sankofa Day Of Reflection Looks Back, Looks Forward
- Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades celebrates the Vigil Mass that closes the Sankofa Day of Reflection held at St. Augustine Church in South Bend on March 14. Bishop Rhoades spoke of the Strategic Plan for the Evangelization and Pastoral Care of Blacks in the diocese.
Inspired with the “audacity to look back at history and the prudence to look forward” to the future, the diocesan Black Catholic Advisory Board hosted “Sankofa - A Day of Reflection” at St. Augustine Parish in South Bend on March 14.
Youth & Young Adults
We celebrate Most Reverend Fernand Cheri’s ordination - We are providing a link from you tube to the entire ordination of Bishop Fernand Cheri in New Orleans. Please join us as we continue to celebrate his ordination, and let us continue pray for vocations to the consecrated life in our community. Consider asking a young adult: Have you ever considered religious life? If yes, guide him/her to the proper authority in their diocese to assist in discerning his or her vocation. Thank you!
NBCC Servant of Christ award recipient - Dr. Norman Francis is president of the United States only historically Black Catholic University, Xavier University of Louisiana. He is also an alumnus of Xavier University. Dr. Francis has served as president for 47 years since his appointment in 1968. He has been the administrator at Xavier for more than 5 decades. During Dr. Francis’ tenure as president, Xavier University has its enrollment, broadened its curriculum, the campus has expanded, and strengthened its financial base.
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History Bee shines on African-American History The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Rho Chapter, invite the
coaches of all the elementary and middle schools for a meeting at the beginning
of the school year. Students begin studying for this event in early fall and
continue to do so until the competition is held in mid-February. This way, we learn about black history six months and hope real soon, with the encouragement of our district, parents and the community, we can celebrate human history all year long
Newsmaker: The Rev. James Chukwuma Okoye
Okoye, director of Duquesne University's Center for Spiritan Studies, edited a
newly published adaptation of the Bible written from an African-American point
of view. The African-American Catholic Youth Bible includes articles,
introductions and graphics that make Scripture more accessible to young black
Sister Bowman's presence, energy recalled 25 years after her death
Cuomo’s Political Ploy Could Cost Catholic-School Tax Credits
The Shroud: Not a Painting, Not a Scorch, Not a Photograph
Fernand J. Cheri ordained Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans
Mass marks 50 years since Selma civil rights marches
Students pray for safety of Pope Francis more than 1 million times
Bishop addresses race in the U.S.
Cardinal Sarah: Catholic Africa will resist any effort to change
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Read On For King Jesus God blesses musicians in various ways. One such way, for me, was God giving me the opportunity to experience playing music for different denominations: the Baptist Church, the Presbyterian Church, the AME Church, the Pentecostal Church, and for the last two decades, the Catholic Church.
Father Augustus Tolton Father Augustine Tolton, also known as Augustus, is pictured in a photo from an undated portrait card. Born into slavery in Missouri, he was ordained a priest April 24, 1886. He served as pastor at St. Joseph Church in Quincy, IL, and later established St. Monica's Church in Chicago.
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Outgrowing Jealousy - How to show yourself that you’re lovable -
The primary component of complex jealousy is self-diminishment—you feel unlovable and inadequate as an intimate partner. These "core hurts" give rise to the obsessions. If, in my heart, I don't believe that I am worthy of love, how can I believe someone who says she loves me? I will assume that she doesn't know the real me, or she wants something else (my money, house, car, or socks), or she wants someone else.
Book of the Month
- Since Pope Francis's election, I have read his beautiful morning homilies, and their publication is something I've long been anticipating. These homilies-clear, brief, wise, often funny and always grounded in experience, are my favorite of all of the pope's talks and writings.
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Cajetan Ngozika Ihewulezi - Cajetan Ngozika Ihewulezi is a Catholic priest of the Holy Ghost Order. He earned his Master's Degree at St. Louis University in Historical Theology.
Beyond the Color of Skin: Encounters with Religions and Racial Injustice in America, by Cajetan Ngozika Ihewulezi is an inspiring memoir of one man's effort to help people live their lives in justice, true freedom and racial equality.
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