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Catholic African World Network is a collaboration of four Catholic communications ministries working together to produce programming that shares with the entire Roman Catholic Church the gifts of Black culture and promotes Catholicism in the Black community throughout the world.
Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary (FHM) are committed to joyful evangelization and empowerment of people, especially those experiencing discrimination. Originally founded as a black congregation of Roman Catholic Sisters in Savannah, Georgia, today the congregation is composed of sisters of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds currently based in Harlem, NY.
In a Word is a monthly publication for and about African American Catholics. IN A WORD is published by the Divine Word Missionaries, a worldwide missionary group of priests and brothers.
Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) is designed to assist Black and cross cultural priests, religious, lay women and men, seminarians, novices, catechists, diocesan administrators, deacons, lay associates and volunteers from Black and all other cultural heritages who are engaged in ministry among Black Catholics and the broader Pan African Community in the United States.
Josephite Harvest, the oldest continuous Catholic mission magazine in America since 1888, exists to gain support and recognition for African American evangelization. This is a quarterly publication of the Society of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart.
Knights of Peter Claver and the Ladies Auxiliary is the largest African American lay Catholic group in the United States. The Knights and Ladies are a family based organization with councils and courts throughout the United States.
National Association of Black Catholic Administrators (NABCA) provides a forum for African American Catholic Administrators to gather and share their collective resources; effectively address the needs, issues and concerns facing the African American community; and develop and mentor Black Catholic leadership.
National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life (NBCAL) is a ministry committed to pray, proclaim, and stand boldly for an end to abortion, all acts of violence and evil, and all injustice that destroys the sacredness of life.
National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus (NBCCC), which serves as a fraternity for the Black Catholic Clergy and Religious, supports the spiritual, theological, educational, and ministerial growth of its members who are Catholic ordained bishops, priests, permanent deacons and their wives, religious brothers and seminarians.
The National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC), comprised of member organizations, represents African American Roman Catholics, working in collaboration with National Roman Catholic organizations.
The National Black Sisters Conference (NBSC)is a national organization representing Black Catholic women religious in the United States.
Oblate Sisters of Providence (OSB) is the first successful Roman Catholic sisterhood in the world established by women of African descent. Founded by Mother Mary Lange, OSP, their mission is to embrace and to serve others with the same compassion with which Christ embraces us, sharing with all the unconditional love of the Suffering Jesus.
Shrine to Our Mother of Africa is located in the Crypt Church at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (SBS) are inspired by the founding charism and vision of Saint Katharine Drexel and empowered by solidarity with the poor and the voiceless throughout the world. The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament work tirelessly - in partnership with others - to eradicate deeply rooted injustice, to build bridges among and between diverse peoples, and to foster an interconnectedness among all creation.
Sisters of the Holy Family (SSF), an African American congregation of pontifical status, was founded by a free woman of African descent, Henriette Delille, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Society of the Divine Word (SVD)'s primary mission in the Chicago Province is to call and train new missionaries to spread the Word of God worldwide.
An important part of the mission of the Society of St. Edmund (SSE) has been to embrace the culture and heritage of the African American community and to affirm a special emphasis on social justice and the preferential option for the poor.
Solid Ground Ministry is a Franciscan Ministry of evangelization and outreach to African American families.
Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa is "The latest effort of the USCCB to reach out in a spirit of unity and solidarity with Church leaders in struggling parts of the world is in Africa. The bishops of the Church in Africa continually express their gratitude for the support they have been receiving from the USCCB Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa. The explosive growth of the Church throughout Africa is unprecedented and exciting. It also presents challenges in very difficult cultural, political, and economic environments that require continued spiritual and financial support." - Bevin Kennedy, Assistant Director for Promotions, USCCB National Collections Office.
St. Josephs Society of the Sacred Heart (SSJ) is an interracial community of priests and brothers who for the past 126 years have had the privilege of serving the spiritual, educational, and social needs of the African American community. They are committed to serving the African American community through the proclamation of the Gospel and personal witness expressed through sacramental, educational and pastoral ministry, service to those in need, and working for social justice.
Xavier University of New Orleans, LA is America's only historically Black, Catholic University founded by Saint Katharine Drexel.
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