back to the National Black Catholic Congress : Home Page THE NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC CONGRESS
The Black Catholic Monthly | African Americans | Catholic News Black Catholic Congress: "We hold ourselves accountable to our baptismal 
    commitment to witness and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ"
NBCC
Calendar Of Events Calendar Congress X Media Center  Subscribe to "The Black Catholic Monthly" Newsletter News      Contact Us Contact Us
NBCC
A Unified Statement of Action to Promote Reform and Stop Police Abuse. Full Story
NBCC
National Black Catholic Congress
Mission Statement
Official Scripture Passage
Acacia Tree : NBCC Symbol
Daniel Rudd : NBCC Founder
NBCC Structure
NBCC Congresses
 
NBCC STRUCTURE
 African American Catholic Bishops
 Congress Directory
 Board of Trustees
 NBCC Staff
Parish Search
 Find a Parish in your State
Black Catholic Newsletter
 We joyfully announce the ‘Daniel Rudd Fund for African American Catholic Ministries’
 A Different Kind of Martyrdom
 Sts. Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Archangels
 Nurturing Vocations in the Family: A Parent’s Guide
 Empty Shell Marriages
 How to Avoid Lightening
Publications
 Book Of The Month:
All the Women of the Bible
 Author Of The Month:
Monique B. Martin
NBCC Spotlight
 My Time In Prison
Black Catholic Profile
 Fr. Steve Thorne
Upcoming Events
 Fourth Annual Summer Spelling Bee Contest
September 6, 2014
 Gospel Music Festival 2014
September 13, 2014
 Sisters in the Spirit
September 13, 2014
 National Council of Catholic Women
September 24-27, 2014
 Venerable Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund 2014 Awards Dinner
September 25, 2014
 Fr. Augustus Tolton pilgrimage
September 26-27, 2014
 7th Annual Award Luncheon
September 27, 2014
 Respect Life Sunday
October 5, 2014
 Maryland Catholic Women’s Conference
October 11-12, 2014
 The 2015 OCDS National Congress
October 14-17, 2015
 Feed Your Faith
October 25-26, 2014
In The News
 Votive Mass for peace and justice in Ferguson
 Pope Francis and the New Values Debate
 Tulsa bishop urges prayer, fasting in response to black mass
 God’s Mercy and Forgiveness - even in Boston
 Catholic Mass done unlike any you've ever seen
 Strong USCCB support for Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act
 Congressman rips administration's silence on 'genocide' in Iraq
 How Americans Feel About Religious Groups
 The Hobby Lobby decision and the future of religious-liberty rights
 University of Mary adds bioethics program to roster
 Catholic charity to hold day of prayer for peace in Iraq
 Abortion's grim reality may explain 'pro-choice' label drop
 “Do not fear the call of Jesus”, Pope says in radio interview
NBCC Media
  Visit the NBCC Media Center
  Listen Live to Vatican Radio
requires Real Audio)
RECOMMENDED SITES
 Site Links

NBCC Directory

DIOCESE OF PENSACOLA - TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA

Most Reverend John H. Ricard, SSJ
Bishop Emeritus of Pensacola - Tallahassee
(NBCC Board Member)

Most Reverend John H. Ricard, SSJBishop John H. Ricard, S.S.J., Bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee from March 13, 1997 - March 11, 2011. Bishop Ricard was installed as the Fourth Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, having been appointed by Pope John Paul II. In additions to serving as shepherd for the diocese's nearly 65,000 Catholics, Bishop Ricard served in national and international roles within the Catholic Church.

Bishop was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and upon completion of high school entered the Josephite College Seminary in Newburgh, New York. He completed his theological training at St. Joseph Seminary in Washington, D.C., and was ordained to the priesthood on May 25, 1968. Since ordination, Bishop Ricard continued his studies, receiving a Masters Degree from Tulane University in New Orleans in 1970 and a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., in 1984.

Bishop Ricard moved from the Archdiocese of Baltimore where he served as Auxiliary Bishop since his Episcopal Ordination on July 2, 1984. Bishop Ricard is the former Chair of Catholic Relief Services where he served from 1995 to 2002. Bishop Ricard is the recent past Chair of the International Policy Committee for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops where he served from 2002-2005. He continues to serve on the board of the International Policy Committee and sits as Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee for the Church in Africa. Bishop Ricard also served as chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office of International Justice and Peace (2002 to 2005). He serves on the board of trustees of the National Black Catholic Congress, Inc.

Bishop Ricard is now the Bishop Emeritus of Pensacola-Tallahassee and residing at St. Joseph Seminary in Washington, DC where he is serving as rector for his former religious community, the St. Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart (S.S.J.).

to top of page

NBCC
Black Catholic Calendar Calendar Of Events Subscribe to "The Black Catholic Monthly" Newsletter News       NBCC Forum NBCC Forum Contact Us Contact Us
NBCC

Web Design : Web Marketing : Web Management : Baltimore Maryland - SLEEPER Technologies
 
An STI Site | Web Design by SLEEPER Technologies
Copyright 2003 www.nbccongress.org | All Rights Reserved | Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without the expressed written permission of www.nbccongress.org is prohibited.