Tag: Black Catholics

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

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


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

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

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