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The Office for Black Catholics serves African American Catholics within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in collaboration with local parishes to evangelize and celebrate the contributions of the Black Catholic community. The Office of Black Catholics is committed to evangelization and building a faith community that is truly Black, authentically Catholic, and an integral part of the Universal Church.

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Through tears to the joy of new life

Before raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus first allowed himself to weep. Seminarian Andrew Auletta shares with Inside CatholicPhilly.com how you can still cry at the sad parts, even when you know the story has a happy ending.

Watch Mass with archbishop from your home

As public Mass has been suspended due to the coronavirus, Archbishop Nelson Perez invites everyone to join him spiritually as he celebrates Mass today, Sunday, March 29 at 11 a.m. from the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Distraught, determined Little Sisters of the Poor cope with coronavirus

The Jeanne Jugan Residence in Newark, Delaware, run by the sisters endured a difficult day when a longtime resident, an 86-year-old man with Philadelphia roots, died after testing positive for the coronavirus.

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