The National Black Catholic Congress
We hold ourselves accountable
to our baptismal commitment to
witness and proclaim the
Good News of Jesus Christ.
If you were unable to participate in the September 12, 2018 presentation, you can access the recorded webinar by clicking the button below.
If you were unable to participate in the August 15, 2018 presentation, you can access the recorded webinar by clicking the button below.
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.
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.
If you were unable to participate in the May 23, 2018 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.
In Collaboration With:
To all who participated in
the NBCC Pastoring Webinars
If you were unable to participate in the November 14, 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.
If you were unable to participate in the May 29, 2019 presentation, you can access the recorded webinar by clicking the button below.
Founded in 2011 as a ministry of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottines), Immaculate Conception Province, the Catholic Apostolate Center develops resources that the faithful, particularly those in ministry, can use to aid in their own evangelization efforts. The Center responds to the current needs of the Church through developing, in collaboration with dioceses and other institutions and organizations, formation programs for the New Evangelization.
For more information, visit their website at https://www.catholicapostolatecenter.org
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).
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.
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.
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."
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.”