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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Concert seeks to heal racism through ‘singing as one’ for God’s glory

Hundreds of musicians from various cultures will gather for a free May 15 performance at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, “modeling a new beginning” in race relations, said organizers.

New book points to need for racial reckoning in women’s religious orders

“Subversive Habits” by Shannen Dee Williams details the struggles faced by many Black Catholic sisters, whom she calls the “forgotten prophets of American Catholicism and democracy.”

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