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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

Catholic Charities Appeal gives ‘joy, hope and strength,’ says archbishop

At the Jan. 25 kickoff of the Philadelphia Archdiocese’s largest fundraiser, Archbishop Nelson Pérez encouraged faithful to “look deep into (their) hearts” to raise $12.5 million for outreaches more needed than ever due to COVID.

God’s word is ‘a love letter to us’ to be read every day, pope says

Pope Francis stressed the importance of stepping away from distractions and making time each day for reading even just a brief passage of the Bible, particularly the Gospels, where God says, “I am at your side and I will always be there.”

Fight against climate change can’t be done alone, cardinal says

Climate change is a global problem that requires the commitment and collective response of all humanity, said the Vatican secretary of state. “We have no alternative … but to work together.”

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