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Elias Crim
He was a priest who argued that the Catholic Church was fundamentally racist, all the while remaining a faithful member of it.
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There are 11 saints associated with the Catholic Church in the United States. None of them are of African descent. But, an initiative by the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans wants to raise the profile of six Black Catholics—women and men who the Church believes have saintly potential.

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Erika Rasmussen
After growing up Baptist, Nate Tinner-Williams became a Roman Catholic in December 2019. Now, after a move to New Orleans, he is planning to enter the seminary of the Josephites.
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Karen Pulfer Focht - Catholic News Service
Joyce Christian understands firsthand why many Black people and other people of color are hesitant and mistrust the medical community.
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Mark Pattison - Catholic News Service
Of Blacks attending a Catholic church, 41% said they had heard a homily on racism; 39% said they had heard a sermon on abortion.
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Gregory Chisholm, S.J.
An adaptation of the homily Father Chisholm delivered at the Black History Month Mass celebrated at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Feb. 7, 2021.