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Pew Report on Black Catholics in America

Black Catholics in America Most Black Catholic churchgoers are racial minorities in their congregations, unlike White and Hispanic Catholics - and Black Protestants.   Read more of the Pew Research Report  

A lifelong Catholic Reflects on Black History Month

“Black History Month, to me, should be every day, not just February” says Mr. Ernest Alls.   Mr. Alls is a beloved Elder of the Saint Katharine Drexel Parish family and comes from a long line of devout Catholics where strong religious calling runs on his mother’s...

National Black Sisters Conference addresses Archbishop José Gómez

Archbishop Gomez has been called upon to apologize for his Nov. 4 speech in which he disparaged social justice movements, such as BLM, as "pseudo-religions." The National Black Sisters Conference has issued a statement in response to these remarks. The following...

Black Catholics are leaving the church. Why?

Black Catholics are leaving the church. Why? Despite high levels of religious commitment, Black Catholics are abandoning the church. CATHOLIC VOICES FATHER BRYAN MASSINGALE Published June 1, 2021 In February, the Pew Research Center published the most comprehensive...

Celebrating 25 Years of Priesthood

On Pentecost Sunday and the anniversary of Saint Katharine Drexel Parish (May 23, 2021), Fr. Oscar Pratt celebrated his 25th Ordination in the priesthood.   Special guests joining in this celebration were Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Oscar Pratt Senior (Fr. Pratt’s Dad and...

TUESDAYS WITH MERTON WITH FR. BRYAN N. MASSINGALE

Merton, Malcolm X, and Catholic Engagement with Black Lives Matter March 9, 2021. Catholic Engagement with the Black Lives Matter movement has been hesitant, at best. At worst, Catholic leaders deride it with virulent opposition and denigration. As the Movement for...

Faith Among Black Americans

On Thursday, February 25th, Fr. Bryan Massingale, Dr. Tia Noelle Pratt, along with researchers from the Pew Research Center, discussing their just-released report on "Faith Among Black Americans" and what it reveals about Black Catholics. This comprehensive report is...