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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Faced with searing injustice, we complain about statues

If the church’s reaction to America’s moment of racial reckoning was judged by Catholic media platforms and social media, God would find us lacking, writes Patrick Walsh.

In Ireland and Philadelphia, faithful honor Our Lady of Knock

The Miraculous Medal Shrine and the Mayo Association of Philadelphia will host a livestreamed Aug. 16 Mass with a simulcast from County Mayo, site of the 1879 Marian apparition.

Living in communion amid deaths without farewell

The pandemic has taken the lives of family and friends to which Hosffman Ospino could never say goodbye. He knows he may never see some folks again, but joins them in the communion of faith.

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