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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

Local Haitian Catholics denounce kidnappings, call for solidarity

The April 11 abduction of five priests and two religious sisters by a Port-au-Prince gang highlights the dire need for reform in Haiti — a task for which the Catholic Church is vital, say faithful.

Arise, receive the vaccine, save lives

Many people in our society, including in Catholic communities, reject or downplay the importance of vaccination during the present pandemic, writes Hosffman Ospino. Vaccines are a priority to protect life and the common good.

To fight racism, Black Christians learned to ‘lift every voice and sing’

In the face of never-ending white supremacist violence, Shannen Dee Williams joins calls for the church to practice resistance by embracing Black cultural traditions, especially sacred songs.

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