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Black Catholic Leadership Initiative aims to broaden roles, presence across archdiocese

Black Catholic Leadership Initiative aims to broaden roles, presence across archdiocese

| May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the heels of last summer’s National Black Catholic Congress in Orlando, local participants organized the Black Catholic Leadership Initiative to put the congress’ themes into play with three focus areas: prayer, youths and justice. The meeting at St. Raphael provided an update of the group’s ongoing work as well as a spiritual retreat.

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Catholics condemn ‘racist’ comments attributed to president

Catholics condemn ‘racist’ comments attributed to president

| January 16, 2018 | 4 Comments

Some Catholics said it was more important to look at the sentiment, not the vulgarity of the words the president of the United States allegedly used to refer to immigrants from certain countries: Disparaging, hateful, racist.

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Engage young adults, support Black Lives Matter, bishops told

Engage young adults, support Black Lives Matter, bishops told

| Gail DeGeorge | July 13, 2017 | 2 Comments

A standing-room-only crowd of young black Catholics in a frank session that lasted more than two hours told bishops, priests, and women and men religious why they stay in the church, what threatens to drive them away and that they want a stronger voice from church officials for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Catholics to meet at Basilica following National Black Catholic Congress

Catholics to meet at Basilica following National Black Catholic Congress

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Twenty-six people from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis were among more than 2,000 who attended the 12th National Black Catholic Congress July 6-9 in Orlando.

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Black Catholics at congress urged to ‘listen, learn, think, act and pray’

Black Catholics at congress urged to ‘listen, learn, think, act and pray’

| July 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

More than 2,000 converged on Orlando July 6-9 for the 12th National Black Catholic Congress where speakers — clergy, lay and religious — addressed a variety of topics and concerns facing black communities and families, while urging those present to take an active, enthusiastic role in living out the Gospel as just disciples of Christ.

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Purvis encourages black Catholics to take action

Purvis encourages black Catholics to take action

| Bridget Ryder | March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

After spending the day with participants of Catholics at the Capitol in St. Paul March 9, Gloria Purvis spent that evening in an intimate meeting with black Catholics at St. Peter Claver in St. Paul, which has historically served black Catholics. The national speaker who addresses a wide variety of audiences makes it a point to meet with black Catholics wherever she goes.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – August 2, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – August 2, 2012

| August 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

“It just touched my spirit. And just to be among so many African-Americans who know who they are as Christians and . . . are not afraid to let people know that we are black and we are Catholic and that there’s no separation in that was a powerful thing.”
— Deacon Lawrence Houston, who ministers at St. Peter Claver Parish in New Orleans, speaking July 19 about the National Black Catholic Congress XI in Indianapolis

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