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The 31st annual meeting of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium will take place Oct. 7-9 at the University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame to host 31st Annual Black Catholic Theological Symposium

Oct 3, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On Oct. 7, the University of Notre Dame will begin to host the 31st annual Black Catholic Theological Symposium (BCTS)... Read more

Armonté Snodgrass, freshman at Louisville's Saint Xavier High School, who received the 2021 Rodriq McCravy Scholarship award at the 34th annual African American Catholic Leadership Awards banquet

Catholic schools have ‘mighty role’ for Black Catholic leaders, Louisville archbishop says

Aug 25, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Louisville archdiocese has made steady progress in enrolling more African-Americans in Catholic schools, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of... Read more

Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul-Minneapolis

Minneapolis archbishop prays for peace following sentencing of Derek Chauvin

Jun 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

The archbishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis prayed for peace and called for racial reconciliation on Friday to the sentencing of Derek... Read more

Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa.

Reflections on the role of the Cathedral during the Tulsa Race Massacre and today

Jun 1, 2021

By Eastern Oklahoma Catholic

At the end of May, our local community will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Sparked by... Read more

Rubble of houses in Greenwood, Tulsa, after the 1921 race massacre.

Tulsa diocese mourns 100th anniversary of racial massacre

Jun 1, 2021

The Bishop of Tulsa commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa racial massacre last week, in an ecumenical vespers service... Read more

'Cleanse our land': U.S. bishops call for prayer, action to end racism after Chauvin verdict

Apr 21, 2021

Bishops across the United States on Tuesday and Wednesday responded to the guilty verdict for former Minneapolis police officer Derek... Read more

People in Minneapolis react after the verdict was read in the Derek Chauvin trial on April 20, 2021.

St Paul-Minneapolis archbishop calls for healing after Derek Chauvin verdict

Apr 20, 2021

Archbishop Bernard Hebda of Saint Paul and Minneapolis called for peace, reconciliation, and a greater respect for human life after... Read more

Statue of Margaret Sanger at the Old South Meeting House museum in Boston

Pro-life advocates: Planned Parenthood can’t just wish away Margaret Sanger’s racism, eugenics

Apr 20, 2021

After the head of Planned Parenthood promised to “reckon with” founder Margaret Sanger’s connections to racism and eugenics, pro-life advocates... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone speaks at the San Francisco for Unity prayer service against racism.

Archbishop Cordileone calls for ‘inoculation against racism’

Apr 12, 2021

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco last week condemned violence against Asian people in the United States, drawing comparisons between... Read more

Loyola Chicago's 1963 championship basketball team

‘Heroes’ and ‘villains’: The history of Catholic college basketball and race relations

Mar 30, 2021

By Matt Hadro

In the history of Catholic college basketball and race, there are both “heroes” and “villains,” said one author of a... Read more

Bishop Oscar Solis

‘Give them hope’: How parishes can be a light amid violence and racism

Mar 25, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Transforming communities to become more inclusive and accepting places must begin at the parish level, Bishop Oscar Solis of Salt... Read more

Mar 21, 2021: Demonstrators in Portland denounce violence against Asian Americans after the Atlanta spa shootings. Credit: Tada Images/Shutterstock

USCCB condemns racist violence, prays for victims, after Atlanta shootings

Mar 22, 2021

The U.S. bishops’ conference denounced racism and violence following last week’s shootings in Atlanta that killed six Asian women.  Read more

Thea Bowman, as a postulant   Credit: Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

The hidden history of Black Catholic nuns in the U.S.

Feb 11, 2021

Black Catholic nuns have made manifold contributions to the Church in the United States, and theirs is a story that... Read more

Philadelphia archdiocese addresses race and Catholicism in Zoom event

Feb 10, 2021

By Perry West

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia hosted a Zoom conference on “Race and Catholicism” for more than 200 Catholics last week. Read more

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. Credit: Julian Fong via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Pope Francis praises Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘timely’ message of peace

Jan 18, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said on Monday that Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream “of harmony and equality for all people” is still relevant today.  Read more

Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, who has praised the 'Open Wide Our Hearts' online exhibit from the Green Bay diocese.

Virtual photo exhibit seeks to tell diverse Catholics' stories

Nov 18, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

The U.S. bishops on Tuesday praised a virtual exhibit created by the Diocese of Green Bay, which features portraits of... Read more

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland speaks during the USCCB Fall Assembly 2020.

US bishops denounce racist violence and 'fringe ideology'

Nov 17, 2020

By Matt Hadro

After a summer of mass protests and civil unrest, bishops from around the U.S. shared stories of confronting racism in... Read more

Everyone Belongs, Loyola Press, 2019.

Catholic bishops' anti-racism book wins prize for children's literature

Oct 15, 2020

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ recently-released children’s book “Everyone Belongs” has won a gold medal in the Religion/Spirituality... Read more

Diocese of Arlington announces Bishop’s Advisory Council on Racism  

Oct 4, 2020

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, has formed an advisory council on racism, the diocese announced this week.  Read more

Black Catholic leader says Black Lives Matter organization 'ill-equipped to lead'

Sep 21, 2020

A Black Catholic leader said Friday that the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is the wrong organization to lead... Read more