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African American Catholics

by Kate Veik Denver Newsroom, Mar 13, 2021 / 02:00 am MT (CNA).- Last summer, Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh made an important announcement. St. Benedict the Moor, a historic parish in the Hill District near downtown Pittsburgh, would become a personal parish in the Black Catholic tradition. Most parishes

A Lenten Journey through Black History in Rural Ohio The Catholic Rural Life Conferences and Anti-Racism Task Force of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Social Action Office invite you to join us for a series of three presentations looking at three unique aspects of African American history in southwestern Ohio. During

by CNA Staff Denver Newsroom, Feb 7, 2021 / 04:19 am MT (CNA).- Super Bowl XXXIX champion Benjamin Watson has released a new documentary that interviews people across the political spectrum in an attempt to generate empathy and understanding in the abortion debate. Entitled “Divided Hearts of America,” the film

San Francisco, Calif., Jul 30, 2020 / 11:04 am MT (CNA).- San Francisco’s first Black firefighter, a Catholic convert whose faith helped him endure years of racial abuse within the department, will have a city street named after him. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously June 14 to name a

by Perry West Denver Newsroom, Jul 12, 2020 / 03:01 pm MT (CNA).- The fourth annual Quincy pilgrimage honoring Venerable Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest, took place Thursday with the intention of overcoming racism. Fr. Daren Zehnle, the founder of the Quincy pilgrimage and pastor of St. Augustine parish

by Adelaide Mena Richmond, Va., Jul 4, 2020 / 03:41 am MT (CNA).- An immigrant parish, burnt down, with only the crucifix remaining. A parish rebuilt, transformed and a key part in giving back to the community. In a sense, one parish’s story of struggle, pressure and rebirth is metaphor

CNA Staff, Jun 22, 2020 / 04:41 pm MT (CNA).- Black Catholics in Pittsburgh will have a personal parish to respond to their specific needs, Bishop David Zubik has said in response to local requests and a listening session held in early 2020. “Along with their sincere enthusiasm and passion

CNA Staff, Jun 18, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- Sister Thea Bowman was the granddaughter of a slave, an advocate for racial justice, and the first African American woman to address the U.S. bishops’ conference. Two years ago, her sainthood cause was opened. “She was an outstanding teacher and