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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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 Serenity In A Seed...
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Publications
 Book Of The Month:
Biblical Literacy Made Easy
 Author Of The Month:
Dr. Shannen Dee Williams
NBCC Spotlight
 Deacon Ira E. Chase
Upcoming Events
 Fourth Annual Conference for Priests Becoming a Better Confessor
July 7, 2015
 Life of Hope Center (LOH)
July 7, 2015
 Support Group for friends and families of those in prison
July 13, 2015
 Support the Black and Indian Missions Collection
July 18, 2015
In The News
 USCCB President Delivers Statement On Race Relations At General Assembly
 What Catholic Writer Thomas Merton Can Teach Us About Racial Justice
 New Xavier President
 Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the Josephites
 Legacy of Cyprian Davis fondly remembered
 Catholics say final farewell to Chicago’s Cardinal George
 Student Sues Catholic High School For Failing To Combat Racial Harassment From Classmates
 US bishops, black evangelicals discuss family life on anniversary of Moynihan report
 Black clergy group goes to Vatican before Pope’s visit
 Think you’re important because you have money? Think again, Pope says
 The #LaudatoWay: Five eco-lifestyle changes Pope Francis wants you to make
 Sea change’ in Catholic sex abuse scandal
 New rector source of pride in community
 An African-American Woman Reflects on the Transgender Movement
 Obama tackles poverty on a panel in front of Catholic and evangelical leaders
 Haitians fear deportation from Dominican Republic as deadline looms
 Dear Hollywood, It’s Time To Start Making Films about Real Black Catholic Nuns
 Merged congregation to mark milestone
 Two Atlantic City churches closing as Diocese of Camden consolidates parishes
 Papal charity to open night shelter for homeless
 Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme
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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

Click here for the entire list

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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