During Black History Month in February, Catholics are being invited to register to attend this summer’s National Black Catholic Congress, which over the years has made history of its own.
Black History Month
God’s Love Crosses Continents With African/Caribbean Music
Ten years ago, Sophie Nsougan had just immigrated to the United States from Togo in West Africa. While looking to find work, Nsougan took the opportunity to help introduce and integrate the unique sounds of her native country into the Mass at St. Joseph’s Church in Jamaica, Queens.
Cardinal Gregory: World Needs African Americans’ ‘Strength of Character’
Celebrating a Feb. 5 Mass in honor of Black History Month, Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory urged “ordinary people of color” to “vastly improve our world with an understanding of the strength of character that resides within the souls of our people.”
At Brooklyn Jesuit Prep, Black History Is a Yearlong Subject
At Brooklyn Jesuit Prep, the portraits of Sister Thea Bowman and Mother Mary Lange that grace the school’s walls aren’t just there for Black History Month. Their portraits, as well as depictions of historical figures like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., are on display throughout the year.
Only In Print: A Blessed Visit to St. Peter Claver Church
Bishop Robert Brennan (above) celebrated the 11:30 a.m. Mass at St. Peter Claver Church, Bedford-Stuyvesant, on Sunday, February 27.
St. Saviour BHM Event Takes ‘Step’ in the Right Direction
In 1976, 200 years after the United States of America declared independence from Great Britain, then-President Gerald Ford officially recognized February as Black History Month (BHM) across the U.S. The fact that such a milestone in African American history happened only 50 years ago wasn’t lost on the young women who planned, practiced, and then performed at St. Saviour High School’s annual BHM assembly on Feb. 17.
Deacon Shares Memories of Schoolmate Emmett Till, an ‘Unwilling Martyr’
Deacon Arthur Miller, of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut, shared this memory of Emmett Till, his boyhood neighbor and schoolmate, in a recent talk hosted by the Diocese of Springfield at the Bishop Marshall Center.
Only In Print: Brooklyn’s Enduring Black Icon
Baseball fans, Brooklynites, and those who chronicle America’s advancements in the civil rights movement of the 20th century have special memories of Jackie Robinson.
Cardinal Gregory’s Message to Black Catholics at Mass: Be Proud
Wilton Cardinal Gregory is the first African-American bishop to be elevated to the College of Cardinals within the Catholic Church. Cardinal Gregory was the principal celebrant and homilist at the Mass.
Praying That All of God’s People Come Together
During the month of February, we as a nation celebrate Black History Month. We celebrate the accomplishments that people of color have made throughout our society.