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National Black Catholic History Month

“In every age and culture, communities have raised up men and women who lived saintly lives in the movements of their day. In every continent, the Church has canonized men and and women to whom we can acknowledge the possibility for everyone to aspire to live as excellent witnesses of

Holy Trinity Church and School (now the 5th Street I-75 South Exit ramp) was my parish, my place of solace. Why?  Because of the missionary zeal of St. Katharine Drexel’s Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament; St. Daniel Comboni’s Missionaries; our parents and the seemingly ever present ethnically-diverse lay evangelists who

by Susie Bergman When Kris Lee was 15-years-old, he attended Easter Sunday Mass with a close friend. While his life up to this moment had not been void of religious faith – his grandmother was a Pentecostal Minister – it was the first moment he realized something significant had been

    “History” is not the accumulation of facts in the past, but rather what we say about, and the use we put to, those facts. This is not to say the facts are unimportant, nor should they be manipulated by the historian. A conscientious historian wants to be as

by Mark Danis Philippians 3:13; “But one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” St. Paul’s challenge to “press toward the goal,”

St. Benedict the Moor Church in Dayton is the most recent church in the United States named for the 16th Century Italian friar whose parents were African slaves. 1703: Congregation of the Holy Spirit (the Spiritans) founded to minister to the poor. 1794: First Spiritans came to the U.S. They

As we near the end of 2020, perhaps most of us are eager to see the completion of a troubling year that has brought great trials and deep pain to so many. And yet, even at this challenging time of COVID-19, job losses and civil strife, we have much for

Recently I sat down with a journalism student and answered questions about my career. When she asked what I like most about my job, I didn’t hesitate: “Learning about and telling people’s stories,” I responded. “Interviews are an opportunity to encounter people and their lives that I likely never would

CNA Staff, Nov 7, 2020 / 04:08 am MT (CNA).- The Knights of Peter Claver, the largest historically African-American Catholic lay organization in the U.S., is marking the anniversary of its founding with a Founder’s Day Mass to be livestreamed to the internet on Saturday. “Join us as we celebrate