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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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 Meet the Author of One Light Still Shines
November 2nd, 2015
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November 5th, 2015
 The Institute for Black Catholic Studies presents Black Lives Matter - race, violence & poverty symposium
November 6th, 2015
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 Xavier University of Louisiana to present ‘Black Lives Matter’ conference
 20th Anniversary Million Man March demands ‘justice or else’
 The Racial Divide in the US Revisited: An Interview with Bishop Edward K. Braxton
 Synod Diary: A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose, Except When It Is Not
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 Blacks and Catholicism: Itís not an oxymoron
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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
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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.

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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


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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