(RNS) — George Clements teamed with Black Panthers and helped create space to be both ‘authentically Black’ and ‘truly Catholic.’
In Mississippi, black Catholic victims of abuse were offered settlements far smaller than those give to white victims.
(RNS) — The five candidates all are in the early stages of the journey to sainthood.
(RNS) “Black Catholics are more engaged in their faith,” said Deacon Bill Bradley of the Philadelphia Archdiocese's Office for Black Catholics. “They’re not just there to pass through and say, ‘My 45 minutes is up and I did my duty.’ ”
(RNS) Amid all the fevered speculation about who might succeed Pope Benedict XVI, one possibility seems particularly tantalizing: that the conclave could elect an African to be the first black pontiff in the nearly 2,000 year history of the papacy. But would it be a first?