November is Black Catholic History Month

Black Catholic History Month was founded in 1990 by the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus. It runs throughout November each year to highlight the history and witness of Black Catholics—especially African Americans. Read more about Black Catholic History Month at this link. The Black Catholic Messenger is providing a list of events, local and national, … Continue reading November is Black Catholic History Month

Fr. Albert McKnight: The Catholic combination of MLK and Malcolm X

by Elias Krimin America Magazine Parishioners in rural Kaplan, La., just west of Lafayette, must have found their sophisticated new priest, Father Albert McKnight, a curious figure upon his arrival there in 1957. He was a priest who would later argue that the Catholic Church was fundamentally racist, all the while remaining a faithful member … Continue reading Fr. Albert McKnight: The Catholic combination of MLK and Malcolm X