I WILL FOLLOW
- As we celebrate this Year of Consecrated Life, we encourage you to see this short video of Fr. Joshua Johnson and Fr. Mike Schmitz as they give witness to their call to the priesthood of Jesus Christ.
How Cellphone Use Can Disconnect Your Relationship
- A new study finds serious potential for damage in conflicts over phone use. Why does a person’s phone use (as a primary culprit of technoference) have such an impact on the mental health of their partner?
Youth & Young Adults
Now Soliciting Nominations For Participants 2015 Black Catholic Young Adult Listening Session - The USCCB Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church - African American Affairs is seeking 25 Black Catholic Young Adults to help us begin to develop viable approaches and resources to effectively evangelize and cultivate leadership from this group within the Catholic Church.
Meeting Them Where They're At - Eric came to my office one week after I started my ministry position with the local church. He said he needed to speak to me. I was excited to see him and hoped to get him involved in the youth ministry. I was not expecting what followed. Eric told me he had to drop out of school and “get in the game” (i.e., sell drugs) to provide for his family.
Black Catholic Theological Symposium - At its 2014 annual meeting in Chicago, the Black Catholic Theological Symposium (BCTS) experienced regular transition in its leadership team. Former BCTS Convener, C. Vanessa White, D.Min., Assistant Professor at Catholic Theological Union, currently serves as Past Convener.
NBCC News >>
Report: Hundreds More of African Americans Lynched Than Previously Thought
- ...the Montgomery, Alabama-based EJI, released a detailed report, entitled,
“Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror.” The report notes that there are at least hundreds of lynchings that occurred after the Reconstruction period until after the Second World War that went not only unreported, but also ignored, ultimately shaping the often combative racial experience between Blacks and Whites in the United States.
Research uncovers new information about Mother Mary Lange
Many bits of misinformation have cropped up around Mother Mary Lange, the pioneering woman who founded in Baltimore both the Oblate Sisters of Providence (the first sustained religious community for African American women) and St. Frances Academy (the first Catholic school in the United States for black children).
Xavier receives $80,000 grant from Black and Indian Mission Board
First black parish in Arlington Diocese turns 100
Middle Passage historical marker unveiled
Oakland Priest Learns Boxing, Gets Large Donation For Church
Catholic priest pleads guilty to helping imprisoned Chicago mob killer
“Fifty Shades of Grey” gets black marks from bishops, pastors
Why I send my kids to Catholic school
Pope Francis to Address a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress
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Living the consecrated life
- At 5 a.m. each day, Norbertine Father Claude Williams slides out of his bed in the rectory of St. John the Baptist Parish in Costa Mesa, California. He quickly dresses in his white habit, including a tunic, scapular and shoulder cape, which, according to pious belief, was given to the order’s founder
Health & Wellness >>
10 Disturbing Reasons Why Sugar is Bad For You - Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet. It can have harmful effects on metabolism and contribute to all sorts of diseases. Here are 10 disturbing reasons why you should avoid added sugar like the plague.
Book of the Month
Could You Not Watch With Me One Hour?
- Have you ever struggled to stay focused at Eucharistic Adoration? Or needed direction or encouragement to attend adoration on a regular basis? Fr. Florian Racine offers the faithful a practical guide to Eucharistic adoration in his new book, Could You Not Watch with Me One Hour? How to Cultivate a Deeper Relationship with the Lord through Eucharistic Adoration.
Author of the Month >>
Msgr. Paul W. Jervis - Postulator of the cause for sainthood for Msgr. Bernard Quinn; promoting a Saint from Brooklyn, New York. The Quintessential Priest, written by Msgr. Paul W. Jervis, the Black pastor of St. Peter Claver Church in the “City of Churches” as Brooklyn is called.
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