Posts Tagged ‘Black Catholic History Month’

Black Catholic History Month: Celebrating Steadfast Witness

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Fittingly, the same month in which we commemorate the communion of saints, the Church in the United States also celebrates Black Catholic History Month, remembering and honoring the historic legacy and steadfast witness of the faithful with African or Caribbean heritage.  In fact, this proud faith history can be traced back to antiquity long before […] [Read more]

Celebrating Black Catholic History Month

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

The words of a spiritual from the Underground Railroad, “O, Write My Name,” remind us of the importance of remembering the history of African Americans. Those words also remind us as Catholics of the importance of remembering the historic legacy of black Catholics, particularly during November, Black Catholic History Month. In that spiritual we find […] [Read more]

The Gift of Black Catholic History Month

Monday, November 19th, 2012

The words of the well-known spiritual, “We’ve Come This Far by Faith,” offer a special insight into why Black Catholic History Month, which we celebrate in November, should matter to all Catholics.  That refrain sung so poignantly by gospel choirs and congregations in predominantly African American Catholic parishes encapsulates the history of Black Catholics in […] [Read more]