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

Making Black Catholic History Today: Black Catholic Interviews 1 – My Interview with Brad Schepisi of Laudare Outreach (Black Catholic History Month 2019)

Featured Black Catholic Interviews for Black Catholic History Month 2019: On Thursdays this month I will feature interviews with Black Catholics to showcase how Black Catholic history is being made by the lives of those living today. I have had the idea for this kind of thing in my head for a while, but this…

By BLACKCATHOLIC November 7, 2019 0

Let ’em Speak On It: Notable Quotes From Black Catholics 1 (Black Catholic History Month 2019) [New Article-Series!]

Article-series introduction: This is the very first edition of a new article-series I am starting called “Let ’em Speak On It: Notable Quotes From Black Catholics.” This series is simply posts featuring a quote said either by or at least in relation to Black/African Catholics and Black Catholicism. The quote itself maybe be from a…

By BLACKCATHOLIC November 4, 2019 0

Happy Black Catholic History Month! Celebration Plans!

Happy Black Catholic History Month and Happy feast day of St. Martin de Porres! It’s that great time of year again. It’s November, which means its Black Catholic History Month! It’s the month when the Church in the US celebrates African American Catholicism and its history. It’s the 29th occurrence of Black Catholic History Month…

By BLACKCATHOLIC November 3, 2019 0

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”

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

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