Author: BLACKCATHOLIC

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEATURED ARTICLE BONUS – Black Catholic History Timeline

Here’s a good timeline of Black Catholics throughout US history, a great part of Black history. Composed by Fr. Cyprian Davis, OSB. Some highlights: 1565-1899: St. Augustine, Florida Blacks, both slave and free, help to found this oldest town in the United States. In 1693 Spain offers freedom in Florida to slaves who convert to Catholicism.”…

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 9, 2019 0

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEATURED VIDEO 1 (Feb 7) – Catholic Reflection on Civil Rights Act

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEATURED VIDEO 1 (Feb 7) – Catholic Reflection on Civil Rights Act

This month’s first featured video is a good one from Catholic News Service back in 2014 in which two African American Catholic leaders, Bishop John H. Ricard and Norman C. Francis, then-president of Xavier University of Louisiana (the only historically Black Catholic university in the US), give their reflections on Catholic activities in the Civil…

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 7, 2019 0

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2019 FEATURED ARTICLE 1 (Feb 5): Nuns Witnessed Who Witnessed MLK’s Life and Death

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2019 FEATURED ARTICLE  1 (Feb 5): Nuns Witnessed Who Witnessed MLK’s Life and Death

Here’s the first feature article for Black History Month. Nuns who were active during the Civil Rights Movement and were with MLK both in life and death tell their story. CNA article (2018): “This Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be the first without Sister Mary Antona Ebo, the only black Catholic nun who marched with civil…

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 5, 2019 0

Prod. By BLACKCATHOLIC – 3: The Great Equalizer: How the Sacraments Make Us All Equal ( For uCatholic)

Prod. By BLACKCATHOLIC – 3: The Great Equalizer: How the Sacraments Make Us All Equal ( For uCatholic)

To kick off this month’s celebration of Black History Month. Here’s a BHM edition of one of my article series, Prod. By BLACKCATHOLIC where I feature an article that I’ve written for another platform and preview it.  I wrote an article last year for uCatholic that is very fitting for this month. I drew in part upon Fr.…

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 2, 2019 0

Happy Black History Month from BLACKCATHOLIC!

Happy Black History Month from BLACKCATHOLIC!

Happy Black History Month from BLACKCATHOLIC! All-month celebration plans for the apostolate coming later today. Picture: June 21, 1964, Fr. Theodore Martin Hesburgh, CSC with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., singing “We Shall Overcome.” Original picture used under CC BY-SA 4.0 Original picture (The Smithsonian and National Portrait Gallery) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Hesburgh https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 1, 2019 0

Pictures From Retreat

Pictures From Retreat

Just as I posted before, I was on a semi-silent retreat with fellow 1st and 2nd Philosophy seminarians at the Saint John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston, West Virginia for a week. We just got back to campus today. I’m a 1st Philosophy seminarian (route to ordination: two years of philosophy studies, four years of…

By BLACKCATHOLIC January 25, 2019 0

On Retreat!

This past week my fellow seminarians and I have been on retreat at the Saint John XXIII Pastoral Center in West Virginia before the semester officially begins next Monday. Will post some pictures in a later post. Nice place. It’s been a semi-silent retreat, and the rector of our seminary has been leading the conferences…

By BLACKCATHOLIC January 24, 2019 0