The Death Penalty: It’s Adverse Impact on Communities of Color and The Poor, and Challenges to the Catholic Church
- In today’s economic upheavals, downsizing, layoff, merger and bankruptcies
have cost hundreds of thousands of workers their jobs. Millions more have been
shifted to unfamiliar tasks within their companies and wonder how much longer
they will be employed.
Mental Illness Facts
- 4 Million Americans with a serious, debilitating disease receive no treatment. Can you imagine the public outcry if this disease was TB? Yet the mentally ill are treated in this way, perhaps because of the shame, stigma and ignorance that still dogs mental illness.
Youth & Young Adults
- The scriptures state that in marriage two becomes one flesh. Yet that merger
takes continual hard work and renewal. That is why the S4TJ Empowerment
Ministries has been bringing Delaware Valley husbands and wives together for a
weekend of refreshment through workshops that address the challenges of
contemporary married couples. Once again this happened at the 5th Annual
Marriage Enrichment Weekend held at the Willow Valley Double Tree in Lancaster
Fr. Juan Luxama -
We congratulate Fr. Juan Luxama who was ordained to the priesthood at St.
Joseph’s Co-Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York, Saturday, 28 June 2014. The
ordination was one of the largest in the nation with Bishop Nicolaus Dimarzio
ordaining 13 men during the two and a half hour celebration.
NBCC News >>
The National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) African American Catholic Youth Bible receives Imprimatur! -
We are happy to announce the NBCC African American Catholic Youth Bible: New
American Bible Revised Edition has received the imprimatur and is scheduled to
launch, January 2015. The imprimatur is a license/permission granted by a bishop
certifying the Church's approval of a book to be published.
Scholar recounts Black Catholics rich History -
“Black Catholicism is not something new. From the very first century, people of color have been involved in the universal Church,” Dr. Camille Brown, author of the 2008 book “African Saints, African Stories,” told CNA. “They have embraced the Universal Church with courage and with love of the Lord, just like everyone else.”
Meet the ‘evangelical’ Catholics who are remaking the GOP - The challenge for Catholic politicians might be finding the balancing act between a Catholic and an evangelical appeal, said Amy E. Black, a political science professor at Wheaton College in Illinois. “While the Catholic faith used to be a liability, it might even be an asset now,” Black said.
Black and Born to Succeed is Released -
Samuel F. Black had served his country for four years and displayed loyalty to
the Catholic university where he worked for a decade, but in the end his
employer chose to let him go rather than honor his service. In Black and Born to
Succeed, Black shines a light on issues of employment discrimination, racial
discrimination, and the shameful treatment of veterans in the United States.
Phoenix priest killed, another wounded in attack
Pope condemns mafia, says members are excommunicated
Are We Willing to Die for the Mass?
Nudist Claims Catholic Saint Francis Embraced Body Freedom, Plans Naked March To Religious Shrine
IRAQ: ‘Crisis on top of a crisis’ as food, water become scarce in upheaval
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“Influential” Ugandan Nun Shines Light on Sacred Tradition of Black Catholic Women
- Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe’s inclusion on Time magazine’s 2014 list of the
world’s 100 most influential people represents a pivotal breakthrough moment for
black Catholic nuns in the Atlantic world, although most people don’t realize
it. Featured alongside the likes of Pope Francis and music entertainment mogul
Beyoncé, Sister Rosemary is the first black nun to be named to this prestigious
list of world leaders, and this fact should not be so easily overlooked.
Health & Wellness >>
8 things you can do to prevent a stroke - Regardless of your age or family history, a stroke doesn’t have to be
inevitable. Here are some ways to protect yourself starting today. You can’t reverse the years or change your family history, but there are many other stroke risk factors that you can control-provided that you’re aware of them.
Black Catholic Profile >>
Douglas Hunter -
Douglas grew up in city of Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the son of a military
father and loving Godly mother, both of whom have went home to be with our
Savior. Doug graduated from Cardinal Ritter High School. He went into law
enforcement for the Marion County Sheriff's Department at a young age. There he
had a rewarding career mentoring young minds about the law and law enforcement
profession. Later, Doug felt the calling of the priesthood, leaving a very
prominent position within law enforcement and thriving consulting business
Book of the Month
The Catholic Church has the Answer
- A follow-up to Confession of a Roman Catholic. Fact-filled answers to 34
questions commonly asked about the Church. Dynamite! One of our most popular
booklets. Great for evangelization and instruction. Questions such as: Why are
Catholic lay people usually given Holy Communion only under the one form of
Author of the Month >>
- Sheree Brown is a singer, songwriter, musician, producer and teacher. She
began her career as a rhythm and blues and pop recording artist on the Capitol
Records label. While on the label, she also wrote and played guitar on her two
albums, Straight Ahead and The Music.
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