Black Catholics gather for national congress

August 10, 2023 | The Catholic Times

BY CHARLENE BROWN | The Catholic Times

When you’re Black and Catholic, it’s easy to feel like an island when you’re among white Catholics. Someone might assume you’re Baptist, that you don’t know what to do at any given liturgy or simply ignore your presence at Mass or parish activities.

But one trip to the National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) offers plenty of reassurance that you are not “a unicorn,” as one Black Catholic friend put it, and that your charisms are valued.

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