The National Black Catholic Congress®

Prioritizing Prayer Especially in Difficult Times
presented by Fr. Josh Johnson

In this presentation, Father Josh shares practical tools for disciples of Christ to cultivate their personal relationship with Jesus. He discusses timely topics such as strategies for parishes to remain connected, grow spiritually, and being the light of Christ in the community in view of COVID-19.

NBCC Webinar Presentations

Presenters: Bishop Roy Campbell Jr., Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN, and Mr. Ralph McCloud


"This webinar will focus on the need for honesty in admitting our complicity in the sin of racism within our Catholic community. We will contextualize our remarks with the mandates found in the Gospel and in our Catholic Social Teachings. We invite our listeners to discover that racism cannot be "fixed", but rather we are all called to be transformed into a Beloved Community where all are cherished."

Presenters: 

​Sr. Gayle Lwanga,  Bro. Patrick Winbrush,
Annie Tardy, Deacon Mel Tardy, and
Andrew and Terri Lyke

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR
This webinar will explore how vocations – to which all baptized Catholics are called -- are the fruit and the seeds of a radical love. Whether single, married, clergy or religious; a properly discerned vocation would enable us to live more fully, to love more radically, to more joyfully bear witness to the Gospel and to more authentically reveal (and perhaps attract others to) the love of Christ. Only this can produce and sustain more vocations.

Presenter: Fr. Stephen D. Thorne, facilitator

Pastoral Planning Committee at Congress IX


“This webinar, the first of  a series which will continue the theme of the XII National Black Catholic Congress, will focus on the Pastoral Plan of Action.  Participants will learn about how the Pastoral Plan was formulated and how is can be used a tool for pastoral planning. In addition to the information shared, participants will be able to interact with the presenter with questions and comments. Also, the webinar will assist anyone who is interested in engaging in a collaborative process in addressing contemporary issues in the Church and society.”

If you were unable to participate in the August 15, 2018 presentation, you can access the recorded webinar by clicking the button below.

If you were unable to participate in the September 12, 2018 presentation, you can access the recorded webinar by clicking the button below.

Presenter: Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley


This presentation will focus on the impact of domestic violence on mental health among survivors. It will include how strangulation and traumatic brain injuries are increasingly impacting survivors. We will focus particularly on how this connects to the Black community and why the faith-based presence is even more important for this population.

The Healing of Families Ministry

by Fr. Yozefu B. Ssemakula


PRAYER FOR HEALING YOUR FAMILY AND YOU
The Healing of Families Ministry has made the tour of the world! Today, Fr. Joseph, its founder, a priest of Pensacola-Tallahassee diocese, has been invited to close to 40 countries to share the Healing of Families Seminar. He has done that for 12 years now, and counting!

Through his critically-acclaimed book, The Healing of Families, Fr. Joseph's ministry has reached many more countries, and he has received positive communications from people all over the world. Entire families have been healed just by being taught how to pray more effectively about family issues that they believed to be God's will. These problems are truly not God's will and have been resolved through this particular prayer process.

What is the Healing of Families Seminar? What does it do? How does it do it? And why is this seminar done the way Fr. Joseph does it, with such efficacy?  These are some of the questions that Fr. Joseph will be discussing during this short presentation about the Healing of Families ministry -- a ministry that has blessed thousands of families around the world.

If you were unable to participate in the May 29, 2019 presentation, you can access the recorded webinar by clicking the button below.

NBCC 2020 WEBINAR SERIES

The Following Webinars Were Presented In Collaboration With:

If you were unable to participate in the November 14, 2018 presentation, you can access the recorded webinar by clicking the button below.

If you were unable to participate in the May 23, 2018 presentation, you can access the recorded webinar by clicking the button below.

Presented by Fr. Dustin Feddon, Ph.D. and Maria Morrison, MSW, of Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)

Pope Francis has called us to discover ourselves among the peripheries. This is essential to how the Church must respond to the human crisis that is mass incarceration, and we believe our parish communities are well poised to address this crisis.

A process of truth and reconciliation that addresses the history of racial injustice is an integral part of providing services to incarcerated people in 21st century America. Millions of African Americans are denied access to society’s goods through excessive arrests, disproportionate sentencing, inhumane incarceration, and economic and political disenfranchisement. 

Watch the webinar as Catholic ministry leaders hold a conversation about the new film Just Mercy, and the ways in which it can inspire action among Catholics to address the sin of racism. Just Mercy tells the stunning true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making fight to exonerate Walter McMillian, a black man convicted and sentenced to death in Alabama for a crime he did not commit.

This webinar is the fourth in a series offered in collaboration with Catholic Mobilizing Network, the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, the United States Catholic Mission Association, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on implementing the USCCB Pastoral Letter – Open Wide Our Hearts.

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Presenters: Dr. Natasha Wilson, Ms. Sandra Coles-Bell, and Deacon Al Turner


This presentation will explore the connections of life issues that lead people to believe that abortion is an option. These“causes” of abortion--poverty, sexism, elitism, lack of educational opportunity, joblessness, etc.--will be examined as challenges to be addressed as preventatives for abortion. We hope to show how these issues are connected and contribute to our society’s embrace of the Culture of Death. We will address the Church’s pastoral response to the spiritual and emotional aftermath of abortion for women and men: post-abortion healing ministry (Project Rachel and other associated ministries). 

If you were unable to participate in the July 24, 2019 presentation, you can access the recorded webinar by clicking the button below.

If you were unable to participate in the January 26, 2018 presentation, you can access the recorded webinar by clicking the button below.

If you were unable to participate in the October 2, 2019 presentation, you can access the recorded webinar by clicking the button below.

If you were unable to participate in the October 17, 2018 presentation, you can access the recorded webinar by clicking the button below.

Pastoral Plan of Action Webinars

The NBCC is presenting a series of webinars as a result of Congress XII feedback. The topics that were of most concern to our constituents, clergy, and leadership, formed the basis for the selection of these webinars. 

JUST MERCY: An Opportunity for Church Leaders to Address Racism

Presenter: Ms. Valerie Batta


ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

The objective of this webinar is to start a meaningful dialogue and encourage the African Diaspora to look forward. History is a reminder that things happened and we cannot change that fact. However, we can look each other in the eyes and recognize that we need each more that we do admit. I am just doing my part and I hope you will join me.

Presenter: Ms. Donna Grimes


This session will address strategies for using the USCCB’s Pastoral Letter Against Racism, titled “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love.”  Although difficult and sometimes uncomfortable to initiate, it is important to have conversations about racism in our community, and as people of faith, we are called by the Gospel to be aware of how racism presents in our country.  The strategies offered in the webinar will be invaluable to dioceses, parishes, Catholic institutions, and various ecumenical settings.

Presenters: Lyndon Batiste and Ashley Morris, Th.M.


Have you noticed a declining presence of young adults in your parish? Are you wondering what can be done to improve engagement and keep young adult members? This webinar seeks to answer those questions by focusing on some of the realities and challenges that many describe as a growing chasm between the Young Adult community and the Catholic Church.We will discuss, through our shared experiences, some of the universal attitudes that Young Adults may have towards the Catholic Church. This webinar is designed to create a discussion around bridging the gap between Young Adults and the Catholic Church, and fostering a relationship that will enhance both the church and the Young Adult community and their families.