Black Catholic History Month Mass Salutes Divine Nine

Celebrated every November, Black Catholic History Month was established in 1990 by the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus to highlight the contributions of the black faithful to the Church in America. Our Lady of Victory Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant was the site of this year’s celebration in the Diocese of Brooklyn. 

Black History Month Mass Homilist Shares Excitement

Father Franklin Ezeorah has given a great deal of thought to the message he wants to get across in the homily he will deliver at the Black History Month Mass on Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph.

New Educational Center Enlivens Father Tolton’s Legacy 

Supporters of the cause for canonization of Father Augustus Tolton (1854-1897), have created the Tolton Spirituality Center to help Catholics learn from his examples of ministering to people of all races and loving all of humanity. The center, now in its development stages, is moving forward with a $1 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Local Catholic Leaders Advocate Church’s Role in Post-Election Healing

Two weeks after Election Day, President Donald Trump had not eased up on challenging the voting results. Reconciliation of the citizenry seemed elusive. But leaders of the Catholic clergy in Brooklyn and across the nation reminded the Church of its unique role in helping the nation heal.