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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

Philippine weightlifter credits her Olympic success to her faith

After taking the gold July 26 by lifting 443 pounds, Hidilyn Diaz held up her Miraculous Medal in victory, calling it a sign of her faith in “Mama Mary and Jesus Christ.”

At embezzlement trial, lawyers argue against Vatican jurisdiction

Attorneys for Cardinal Angelo Becciu and several other defendants say they need more time to prepare for the case, which stems from a failed property investment that lost millions for the Vatican.

Visiting seminarians meet Philly’s homeless men ‘brother to brother’

Five young men from St. Paul Seminary in Pittsburgh recently spent a week living with clients of St. John’s Hospice — and found at the archdiocesan ministry a home among family.

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