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Featured Article: I’m Going Home like a Shooting Star! The legacy of Sr. Thea Bowman - On June 17, 1989, less than a year before she died of bone cancer, Sr. Thea Bowman was invited to address the American bishops. Different as she was from this group-a Southern black woman, a nun raised among Protestants, a dying woman vibrantly alive-Sr. Thea was fully herself and very much at home. Read Full Story

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 Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN
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November 1, 2014
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November 7-9, 2014
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November 10, 2014
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November 11-14, 2014
 The 225th anniversary of Black Catholic History
November 16, 2014
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November 21, 2014
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November 21, 2014
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November 22, 2014
 Archbishop Lori is looking for a few good men
December 13, 2014
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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
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 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 Congress has held an important place in this nation's history dating back 120 years. "In 1889, Daniel Rudd called together the very first National Black Catholic Congress. This meeting was held at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. Distinguished men of African descent came from all over the United States to participate in this historic event. President Grover

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