by Cyprian Davisfor America Magazine Editor’s note: The following essay was authored by Cyprian Davis, O.S.B. in the May 3, 1980 issue of America. Father Davis was an expert in Black Catholic history and died in 2015. You can read his obituary here. This article maintains the magazine style in use at the time of its … Continue reading A history of Black Catholics in the United States
by Greg Magnoni, Northwest Catholic Clayton Pitre recalls attending Mass as a child in a segregated parish in Louisiana. “I went to a church where we sat on one side of the church and the Cajuns sat on the other side of the church,” said Pitre, 91, a cradle Catholic and member of St. James Cathedral … Continue reading RACISM: Black and Catholic in the U.S.