Category: Black Catholicism and Black Faith

A Chance Encounter

Yesterday during a break in the part of our program with interfaith chaplains, I met a Black Protestant military chaplain of who told me I was the first African American dude studying for the Catholic priesthood he’s ever met! Glad God arranged things to let this encounter happen.I don’t mind being a unicorn for the…

By BLACKCATHOLIC January 13, 2022 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

A Black Catholic Parish’s Feast Day – St. Vincent de Paul’s in My Home Town

Happy Feast Day to the only surviving historically Black Catholic parish in my home diocese of Nashville, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church! Today is the feast day of 17th century priest, St. Vincent de Paul, which the universal Church celebrates as a memorial, but for St. Vincent’s it’s a full-on solemnity. Check out these…

By BLACKCATHOLIC September 27, 2021 0

ARTICLE SHARE: “Black Catholics See Continued Progress on the Road to Canonization for ‘Saintly Six’” (National Catholic Register)

While there are in fact a number of Black Catholic saints (individuals of African heritage/descent that have lived holy Catholic lives and have been canonized) there are no African American Catholic saints as of yet. However, there are currently six Black American holy ones who are on the path to being canonized as saints with…

By BLACKCATHOLIC July 29, 2021 0