Tonight Black Catholics and I Come Together to Talk On Black Saints and Representation. Also “Black Version of Catholicism?”
Several weeks ago I participated in a live stream discussion entitled “Is There A Black Version of Catholicism?” hosted by David L. Gray and the Traditional Black Catholic Forum Facebook group. In addition to the main question that gave our discussion its title and direction, we also talked about many aspects of Black Catholic faith, Black Catholic history, the liturgy, politics and Black culture, our faith experiences and viewpoints as Black Catholics of a more traditional persuasion, and how Catholicism is God’s answer for the Black community. It was an awesome discussion and it was quite a wonderful sight seeing a bunch of Black Catholics united by our love of common Roman Catholic traditions coming together to talk about our Catholic faith and how much it means to us as Black people.
Tonight at 7pmCT/8pm ET we will be putting on another live discussion about another topic relevant to Black Catholics. We will discuss questions and emotions that some black Catholics have about the lack of saints who were Black Americans. The primary question will be: do Black Catholics need visible representation (people who look like us) from the communion of saints? A great topic for Black Catholic History Month!
For now, I have posted a clip from the full talk we had last month below and which a Black Catholic married couple gave an awesome testimony of how much their Catholic faith means to them and is a force for good for the Black community. A link to the full discussion is also provided below.
Short Clip – Black Catholic married couple on their Catholic faith and how “Catholicism is God’s Answer for the Black Community”:
The Full Talk – “Is There A Black Version of Catholicism?”