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SOCIAL JUSTICE

Volunteers offer hot comfort for hungry, homeless

By Anthony Capote


Paul Fitzgerald, Nime LaFauci and Mick Galvan are still driving around the Bronx, delivering food to people in need.

The African American

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HUMAN DIGNITY 
Across California, pro-lifers to rally in January 2017

By Catholic News Agency


January 21. That’s the date when Californians will come together at three events across the state for pro-life advocacy and encouragement.

VOCATIONS

Father Anthony Bozeman, S.S.J. Interview


An interview of Father Anthony Bozeman, S.S.J. of St. Raymond & St. Leo the Great Parish. Interview takes place at Notre Dame University at the National Black Catholic Congress Vocations Symposium on May 4-5th, 2010.

Calendar of Events

January 2017

​01/27

Diocese of Austin Catholic Youth Conference

​Deacon Harold will be at the Diocese of Austin Catholic Youth Conference. It takes place at the Waco Convention Center at 100 Washington Ave. Waco, TX 76701. Organized by Third Millennium Media, nic@yourcatholicmedia.com.

01/31

WEBINAR: Engaging the World of Generation Z

​Welcome to the world of Generation Z! Things are customized to their individual needs and interests—from smartphone cases to education plans. They are more likely to know what is happening in Estonia than they are to know how to get across town without their GPS. Learn about this amazing generation and the implications for ministry with them. Presented by Ela Milewska and Dr. Charlotte McCorquodale. Register at: 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1541518980001073411

February 2017
02/05
National Day of Prayer for the African American and African Family
Stand for What You Believe In
Worship together at the Eucharistic Table and pray as a family on the National Day of Prayer for the African American and African Family. Celebrate a meal together and tell your family story. For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/2gW90qX

Family

More Than a Backyard Barbecue: African American Family Reunions

By: Tracy Harper


The family is the root of African American culture, and family reunions are what strengthen those roots.

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education

Nigeria approves Africa’s First Dominican university

By Allen Ottaro

The Nigerian Federal Executive Council approved the establishment of eight new private universities in Africa. Among these is the Dominican University in the city of Ibadan, which will be Africa’s first Dominican university.

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"Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?" "Here I am," I said, "Send me!" Isaiah 6:8

Vocation Stories:
Norbertine Father Claude Williams serves in the rectory of St. John the Baptist Parish in Costa Mesa, California. He dresses in a white habit, including a tunic, scapular and shoulder cape, which, according to pious belief, was given to the order’s founder, St. Norbert (1080-1134), by the Blessed Mother herself as a sign of her protection and favor.


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​​Congress XII in Orlando, Florida

July 6-9, 2017 - We'll see you there!

​​​​​Need a lift? Leave a prayer request on our  PRAYER WALL! Got a joy to share? You can also leave it there!


​​02/24

Augustine Mercante presents Songs & Spirituals​​​

​Join us for another year of celebration of the musical treasures of the Sacred Arts of the Church at Saints Philip & James Catholic Church. This is a free series coordinated by Dr. Sean O'Conner, Director of Music and Organist at Saints Philip and James. Saints Philip & James Catholic Church, 2801 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA.

​02/27

SAVE THE DATE: The Racial Divide in the USA | The Black Lives Matter Movement

Catholic Theological Union invites Bishop Edward Braxton, Belleville Diocese as guest. Save the Date!

To be held at the Catholic Theological Union, 5416 S Cornell Ave, Chicago, IL 60615.
​March 2017

03/04

Xavier University Day of Reflection

Join with Black Catholics to reflect on the upcoming National Black Catholic Congress and the Ninth General Archdiocesan Synod. $20 per person. Registration due to Office of Black Catholic Ministries by 2/10. For more information contact the Office of Black Catholic Ministries at 504-861-6207 or bcatholics@archdiocese-no.org. To be held at Xavier University Center Ballroom,  Drexel Dr, New Orleans, LA 70125, USA.

03/31

Save the Date!
New Freedom Theatre 50th Anniversary Gala

Bring your family, friends, club, church, neighborhood and experience professional quality performances at New Freedom Theatre. RSVP at 267.770.2488.



HEALTH

Top Serious Health Concerns for African Americans
by Dr. Regina Fowler, MDVIP

A few preventive tips can lower risks for life-threatening diseases and chronic debilitating illnesses.

SPIRITUALITY

Archdiocesan ministry marks 20 years of embracing diversity

By: Catholic News Service


Fr. Kenneth Taylor is the former director of what is now called the Office of Intercultural Ministry of the Indianapolis Archdiocese. The ministry just marked its 20th anniversary.

Fr. Augustus Tolton

The First Recognized Black Catholic Priest in America
By Corinna Laughlin, Maria Laughlin 


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ELDER CARE 

​Oral Health Care Services for Older Adults: A Looming Crisis

By: Ira B Lamster, DDS, MMSc


Two important oral health policy concerns in the United States are disparities in the oral disease burden and the inability of certain segments of the population to access oral health care.

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