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We, The National Black Catholic Congress, comprised of member organizations, represent African American Roman Catholics, working in collaboration with National Roman Catholic organizations. We commit ourselves to establishing an agenda for the evangelization of African Americans; and to improve the spiritual, mental, and physical conditions of African Americans, thereby committing ourselves to the freedom and growth of African Americans as full participants in church and society.

Aware of the challenges, we are committed to evangelize ourselves, our church and unchurched African Americans, thereby enriching the Church. We hold ourselves accountable to our baptismal commitment to witness and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ."

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 Let the Children Come to Me: How We Saved Our Catholic School
 Identical Twin Sisters Called to Religious Life
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 Year of Mercy: Opportunities for Addressing Racism
 “Second Time Around”
 African Americans and Kidney Disease
 The Future is Bright in the Knights of Peter Claver!
 Setting yourself up for success: Things you can do while you’re an undergrad
Publications
 Recommended Reading:
Father Augustus Tolton: The First Recognized Black Catholic Priest in America
 Author Spotlight:
Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I.
NBCC Spotlight
 Jeff Mallory Duquesne University
Upcoming Events
 Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers (BICM)
July 4-8, 2016
 Archbishop James Patterson Lyke Conference
July 5-9, 2016
 Hope, Help, and Healing: A Catholic Response to Domestic Violence and Abuse
May 7, 2016
 Year of Mercy Reflection Day!
July 18, 2016
 Third African National Eucharistic Congress
August 5-7, 2016
 Third African National Eucharistic Congress Sponsorship Opportunities
August 5-7, 2016
 Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, Our Life, Our Sweetness, And Our Hope!
August 13, 2016
 Holy Spirit Men’s Retreat
August 19-21, 2016
 Heavenly Host of Stars Gala
August 21, 2016
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In The News
 Congress XII Update: The National Black Catholic Congress
 Domestic Violence Workshop held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Alexandria, Virginia
 New Data Shows Female-Headed Households See Higher Levels of Poverty, Hunger
 St. Katharine Drexel Shrine put up for sale
 After vision of Christ, Nigerian bishop says rosary will bring down Boko Haram
 Christians in Nigeria are essentially ‘target practice’ here’s one bishop’s response
 The Future of the African American Past
 Twelve inducted into Baltimore Catholic League Hall of Fame
 130th Anniversary of Ordination of Father Augustus Tolton
 You have my gratitude, Pope Francis tells prison chaplains
 Last Call for Large Photo of 10 African American Bishops
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Daniel Rudd: Founder of The National Black Catholic CongressNBCC Founder
Daniel Rudd

Daniel Rudd, founder of the National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC, was born August 7, 1854 to Robert and Elizabeth Rudd. Daniel was one of 12 children. His father was a slave on the Rudd estate near Bardstown, Kentucky and his mother was a slave of the Hayden family in Bardstown. Both parents were Catholic. Read more on Daniel Rudd

Acacia Tree: NBCC Symbol [click here to read more]
The Acacia Tree is a native to Africa, it is mentioned in the Bible in the Book of Exodus and in the Book of Isaiah. The wood of the tree was used to build the Ark of the Covenant. It is mentioned in Isaiah as a sign of the Messianic restoration in Israel. The Acacia Tree has deep roots, and survives through drought, dryness and famine. More
NBCC Structure
Congress Directory: African American Catholic Bishops of the United States
The African American Catholic Bishops of the United States

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For additional information about African American Catholic Bishops, visit the the Holy Angels Website.

NBCC Board of Trustees

Regional Bishops & Coordinators

Listed below are the 13 Regional Bishops & Coordinators in the U.S.

1 The National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus
2 The National Black Sisters Conference
3 The National Association of Black Catholic Administrators
4 The Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver
5 The National Black Catholic Seminarians Association
6 The Institute for Black Catholic Studies/Xavier University
7 Most. Rev. Joseph Perry
8 Most Rev. Most Rev. John Ricard, SSJ

Official
Scripture
Passage



Then I heard
the voice of the Lord saying,

"Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?"

"Hear I Am", I said,
"Send Me!"
(Isaiah: 6:8)

Read more on the NBCC Official Scripture Passage

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