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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

Lawsuit says Buffalo Diocese, bishops covered up failures on abuse

New York State’s attorney general sued the diocese and three former bishops Nov. 23 alleging a decades-long cover-up of how the diocese failed to deal with priests accused of alleged sexual abuse.

Mexican church, civic leaders: No pilgrims at basilica for Guadalupe feast

The cardinal archbishop and mayor of Mexico City urged the 10 million pilgrims who come to the annual Dec. 12 celebration to observe the feast at their home parishes or on TV.

Use of Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines is morally acceptable, say bishops

While confusion has arisen over “the moral permissibility” of using the vaccines it is not “immoral to be vaccinated with them,” the chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ doctrine and pro-life committees said Nov. 23.

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