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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.

News from CatholicPhilly

St. Raymond’s to host concert for Dr. King Jan. 16

As Americans pause to remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a free concert in his honor will be performed by three Catholic choirs Sunday afternoon.

Atonement Father Carter dies at 91; was longtime leader in Brooklyn

The Black priest had initially been turned away from seminaries because of his race. He professed first vows as a Franciscan in 1950 but was not ordained until 1975.

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