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 I’m Going Home like a Shooting Star! The legacy of Sr. Thea Bowman
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 John Paul II, Women, and the Catholic Contemplative Tradition
 Domestic Violence and Abuse: Signs of Abuse and Abusive Relationships
 10 Deadly Habits That Seriously Damage Your Kidneys
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RINGSHOUT! A National Rites of Passage For the New and Promised Generation
 Author Of The Month:
Estella Conwill Majozo, Ph.D.
NBCC Spotlight
 Trailblazing to sainthood, the Rev. Augustus Tolton awaits canonization
Black Catholic Profile
 Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN
Upcoming Events
 WWW: Well Women, Witness!
November 1, 2014
 “Hunger for God” Annual Spiritual Retreat
November 7-9, 2014
 Black Catholic History Month Lecture
November 10, 2014
 “Pastoring in Black Parishes” A Series of Clergy Enrichment Conferences
November 11-14, 2014
 The 225th anniversary of Black Catholic History
November 16, 2014
 Bishop James Augustine Healy Award Dinner
November 21, 2014
 Restore Justice!
November 21, 2014
 Catholic Symposium
November 22, 2014
 Archbishop Lori is looking for a few good men
December 13, 2014
 St. Raymond and St. Leo The Great Women’s Conference 2015 “Irresistible Call”
January 17-18, 2015
 Youth Rally and Mass for Life
January 22, 2015
 Faith in the Woods: “A Spirit filled” Camping Trip
April 24-26, 2015
In The News
 Pope Francis speech at the conclusion of the Synod
 Biloxi’s retired bishop has been eyewitness to racial division, healing
 Houston carries out ‘witch hunt’ on pastors opposing ‘bathroom bill’
 Faith leads to generous love, not fake facades, hypocrisy, pope says
 St. Louis archbishop calls for nonviolent response to racism
 Synod: the Holy See Press Office has published the “Relatio post disceptationem” of the General Rapporteur, Card. Péter Erd?, October 13, 2014.
 Sr. Antona Ebo recalls her ‘march on Selma’ in ’65
 Archdiocese says St. Peter Claver Center will close
 Exorcism Performed By Catholic Archbishop After Black Mass In Oklahoma
 Lykehouse marks a decade and a half of ministry to AUC students
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The National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus (NBCCC)

Serves as a fraternity for Black Catholic Clergy and Religious to support the spiritual, theological, educational, and ministerial growth of its members. It is a vehicle to bring the contributions of the Black Community to fruition within the Catholic Church. It wages an attack on the institutional racism within the Catholic Church and on the Church's support of White racism overall in the American Society.

President: Fr. Kenneth Taylor
Site: http://www.nbccc-us.com

The National Black Sisters' Conference (NBSC)

The National Black Sisters' Conference was founded in 1968. We are a national organization representing Black Catholic religious in the United States. We the members of the National Black Sisters' Conference, pledge ourselves to work unceasingly for the liberation of black people. We black religious women see ourselves as gifted with the choicest of God's blessings. The gift of our womanhood, that channel through which the Son of God Himself chose to come into the human race, endows us with those qualities and prerogatives, which are designed for the deliverance of humanity.

President: Sr. Callista Robinson
Site: http://www.nbsc68.com

National Association of Black Catholic Administrators (NABCA)

The National Association of Black Catholic Administrators was founded in 1976, is dedicated to provide a forum for Black Catholic Administrators to gather and share their collective resources to effectively address the spiritual needs, issues, and concerns facing the African American communities we serve.

President: Pam Harris
Web Site: www.nabcaonline.com

Knights of Peter Claver (KPC)

The Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. is the largest historically African-American Catholic lay organization in the United States. The Order is named for St. Peter Claver, the Spanish Priest who ministered to African slaves. In 2006, a unit was established in San Andres, Colombia, South America. The Order was founded in Mobile, Alabama and is presently headquartered in New Orleans.

Supreme Knight and Chief Executive Officer
Fredron Dekarlos Blackmon, Obl.S.B.

Supreme Lady, KPCLA
Mrs. Vertelle A. Kenion

Web Site: www.kofpc.org

National Black Catholic Seminarians Association (NBCSA)

The National Black Catholic Seminarians Association (NBCSA) prides itself on the bonds of brotherhood, which our members share among themselves and with their confreres in their respective houses of formation. We seek to discern, identify and accentuate those spiritual, cultural, and ecclesial experiences in which we share. Our apostolic focus is on vocations and those who work with black vocations. We hope to enterprise in gathering and mobilizing our spiritual and cultural gifts for the good of the larger church. The NBCSA mission is not an exclusive, separatist or militant organization. But, one that is spiritually universal.

President: Douglas Hunter

Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana

The mission of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies is to prepare men and women for evangelical leadership in the Black Catholic communities of the United States. To this end, the Institute offers the Master of Pastoral Theology taught from a Black Catholic perspective, and a cluster of Certificate and Enrichment programs.

Director: Rev. Dr. Maurice J. Nutt, C.Ss.R.
Web Site: http://www.xula.edu/IBCS/

African American Bishops

Most Rev. Martin D. Holley
Most Rev. Joseph Perry
Most Rev. John Ricard, SSJ
Web site: www.usccb.org

African American Affairs - Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church

NBCC Observer

Donna Grimes, Assistant Director
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Responsibilities: Staff the USCCB Subcommittee on African American Affairs, providing guidance to the chairman, members and consultants to promote the goals and objectives of the Subcommittee; which is mandated to assist the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church and other USCCB committees to affirm the gifts and contributions of African American Catholics and to provide more opportunities for African Americans to engage in the life of the Church.

Fundamentally, I view my role as a resource to African American Catholics working with and through diocesan staff and national organizations that serve the pastoral needs of African American Catholics. To that end, I serve as a catalyst, facilitator, advocate, listener and prayer partner for Catholics of African descent.

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