Category: Special: Black History (Feb)/Black Catholic Month (Nov)

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEATURED VIDEO 4 (Feb 28): Short Fr. Tolton Film

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEATURED VIDEO 4 (Feb 28): Short Fr. Tolton Film

To wrap up this month’s featured Black history videos, here is a short film about Servant of God Fr. Augustus Tolton. It’s a documentary with some nice cinematic scenes of Tolton’s life thrown in. It was produced by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood and is narrated by African American Auxiliary…

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 28, 2019 0

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEATURED ARTICLE 4 (Feb 26): Fr. Tolton as a “Catholic MLK”

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEATURED ARTICLE 4 (Feb 26): Fr. Tolton as a “Catholic MLK”

Crux article (2017): “He embodies Father Tolton, from youth to manhood, bringing in turn joy and sorrow to the stage. The producer and actor believes “Tolton” could not be more timely. ‘There are so many misunderstandings between the races in the United States today,’ Defillipis said after the Holy Rosary performance. ‘Father Tolton is the…

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 26, 2019 0

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEATURED VIDEO 3 (Feb 21): Missa Luba, Congolese Mass Setting From 1965 for the Old Mass

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEATURED VIDEO 3 (Feb 21): Missa Luba, Congolese Mass Setting From 1965 for the Old Mass

This week’s featured video is little bit off from what I have showcased so far this month, but it is (1) something I’ve been wanting to tell you guys about for a long time (if I haven’t already), (2) still related to Black history in general, and (3) totally worth it. So, let’s mix things…

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 21, 2019 0

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEATURED ARTICLE 3 (Feb 19): 125 Years of Josephite Service to the Black Community

Meant to post it on Feb 19 Catholic Philly article (2018): “Joining men and women from many different backgrounds, they gathered to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Josephites, a society of priests and brothers established in Baltimore to minister to the African-American community. It was a jubilant celebration not only of…

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 21, 2019 0

Seminary’s Black History Lecture on the History of Black Nuns in US recap

Seminary’s Black History Lecture on the History of Black Nuns in US recap

TEMPORARY NOTE: It’s late, and I wanted to get this out while it is technically still today, as promised! I wanted to give a fully recap of this year’s annual Black History Lecture my seminary had. The topic, again, was “The Real Sister Act: Black Catholic Sisters in the United States.” The lecture was given…

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 14, 2019 0

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEATURED ARTICLE 2 (Feb 12) – National Catholic Reporter article (2015): Catholics at Selma

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEATURED ARTICLE 2 (Feb 12) – National Catholic Reporter article (2015): Catholics at Selma

Meant to edit things and post it yesterday. Here’s the 2nd featured article of this month, a continuation of last week’s look at Catholics in the Civil Rights Movement; this time more broadly, particularly Catholics at Selma. “Catholics played a prominent role in Selma, much more than in previous civil rights demonstrations. Never before had Catholic…

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 13, 2019 0

This was tonight! Will tell more tomorrow! Black History Lecture on History of Black Nuns in US from Shannen Dee Williams

This was tonight! Will tell more tomorrow! Black History Lecture on History of Black Nuns in US from Shannen Dee Williams

My seminary hosted this speaker and topic for its annual Black History Lecture. And. IT. WAS. THE. BOMB! I’ve made some quick posts about it on my social media with some pictures up. Here’s what I said: “Dr. Shannen Dee Williams rocked the house with her presentation tonight! She was so jammed packed full of…

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 12, 2019 0