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History at the White House

The National Black Catholic Congress has held an important place in this nation's history dating back 120 years. "In 1889, Daniel Rudd called together the very first National Black Catholic Congress. This meeting was held at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. Distinguished men of African descent came from all over the United States to participate in this historic event. President Grover

Brothers and sisters, We, though many, are one Body in Christ.
Romans 12:5

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Still today, the National Black Catholic Congress is the primary convening organization and the primary disseminator of information supportive to Catholic African American ministry in the United States. To sustain and expand its mission today, the Congress must build a broader base of annual operating revenue. A goal for $150,000 has been set for the Friends inaugural campaign.


  • * Convene and connect those in Black Catholic Ministry throughout the US
  • * Develop new programming and deliver support using new technology
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Data shows a significantly declining number of parishes and schools in the United States. Working together under the umbrella of the National Black Catholic Congress, we can research what is working best and examine how to share those great ideas as well as provide practical training to support implementation at the local level.

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