Tag: African Americans

Let ’em Speak On It: Notable Quotes From Black Catholics 4 – 1984 Pastoral Letter from U.S. Black Catholic Bishops (Black Catholic History Month 2019)

Article-Series Synopsis: This is the fourth 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 historical…

By BLACKCATHOLIC November 25, 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

Throwback Thursday REPOST:Choice of Logo – The “Raised Fist” – Remembering An Early Controversy

Here’s a Throwback Thursday post for you about my logo and an early controversy I had while trying to get my apostolate off the ground. Enjoy. (Originally posted on Dec. 2, 2018) ————————–JMJ————————– From Choice of Logo information page: Dude, What’s Up With The Raised Fist? Earlier in the existence of BLACKCATHOLIC there was a little “controversy”.…

By BLACKCATHOLIC September 12, 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

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 a young up-and-coming Black historian Dr. Shannen Dee Williams. She is an assistant professor at Villanova University. The…

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 14, 2019 0

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEATURED VIDEO 2 (Feb 14): Short Film/Footage of Selma-Montgomery March From 1965

To tie in and provide some context for the Selma events mentioned in my article posts the last two weeks here is a short film from all the way back in 1965. It provides an intimate and direct look at the march from Selma to Montgomery with nothing but actual footage. The main audio is…

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 14, 2019 0

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

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

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

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