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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

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

Antonia Silva Lima, a farmer in the Brazilian Amazon, prays at the grave of U.S.-born Sister Dorothy Stang in Anapu, Brazil. Sister Stang was assassinated in 2005. The red cross beside her grave bears the names of 16 local rights activists who have been murdered since her killing. Church activists say the killings continue, and they're about to erect a second red cross with even more names. (CNS Photo/Paul Jeffrey)
Greetings fellow Evangelizers/Missioners, Pope Benedict XV wrote a powerful missionary letter, Maximum Illud, just after the horrendous First World War in 1919 urging the world to instill the love and hope of Christ and to avoid nationalist aims that had proved so disastrous. He called for the end of emphasizing

Deacon Jacob Jernigan, a Deacon of the Archdiocese, died on Monday, August 19, 2019. Deacon Jernigan was ordained to the Diaconate by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 20, 1987. Deacon Jernigan first served at the Church of the Resurrection in

World Mission Sunday was celebrated on Sunday, October 21. A Mass was held at St. Benedict the Moor Parish in Dayton.

Greetings Fellow Catholics in Mission, In his message for this year’s World Mission Sunday, Pope Francis specifically invites young people who want to follow Christ, to seek, to discover and to persevere in their vocation. Observed by the Catholic Church on the penultimate Sunday of October every year, World Mission

The World Mission Sunday Mass was held on Oct. 23, 2016 at St. Benedict the Moor Parish in Dayton. The celebrant of the Mass was Bishop Joseph Binzer. Afterward there was a celebration of  fellowship and entertainment with local Catholics from the Rwandan, Nigerian, Ghanaian, Korean, Vietnamese, Filipino, Indian Syro-Malabar, Anglo, African-American, and

By Walt Schafer For The Catholic Telegraph A little more than 10 years ago, St. Benedict the Moor Parish, serving West Dayton, was built. It is one of only five new parish churches nationwide built from ground up with the money, elbow grease and tenacity of a largely African-American community.