How It Started. How It’s Going: Church in My Diocese Puts Steeple and Cross Back Up After 2020 Nashville Tornado

Last year in March, just before Coronavirus shut everything down in the nation and around the world, tornados ripped through Tennessee, in particular middle of the state. I was away at seminary when one came down in north Nashville, my home town, and devastated parts of the Germantown neighborhood where a church that I have…

By BLACKCATHOLIC December 19, 2021 0

Black Catholic History Timeline – Black History Month 2021

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, FloridaBlacks, 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.” 1829:…

By BLACKCATHOLIC November 18, 2021 0

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,…

By BLACKCATHOLIC November 4, 2021 0