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This 1898 photo provided by the Sisters of the Holy Family (SSF) shows members of the religious order of African-American nuns in New Orleans.
Politics & SocietyNews
David Crary - Associated Press
After 14 years of tenacious research, Shannen Dee Williams arguably now knows more about America’s Black nuns than anyone in the world.
Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, places ashes on the forehead of a parishioner during the Ash Wednesday Mass at Saint Matthew the Apostle Cathedral in Washington, Wednesday, March, 2, 2022.
Yonat Shimron - Religion News Service
While Catholics generally are prone to religious switching, Black Catholics have the highest rates. Only 54 percent of U.S. Black Catholics who were raised in the faith remain so as adults.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
John LaFarge, S.J., left an indelible mark on America—particularly in his unflagging devotion to the cause of racial justice for African Americans.
Arts & CultureBooks
Stephen Werner
Sixty years after the publication of ‘Black Like Me,’ John Howard Griffin's book can still be part of much-needed discussions of race for many white Americans who remain unaware of racism's ongoing effects.
Arts & CultureFilm
Zoe Ramushu
“King Richard” charts how Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams, made good on the promise few believed possible.
Arts & CultureMusic
Sarah Vincent
“Montero” can offer new perspectives into the realities of Black queerness; for some, including some Catholics, it might even give a voice to their own experiences.