Black Catholic Ministry
A Letter from Bishop David Walkowiak Against Racism
In August of 2017, Bishop David Walkowiak released a letter to all parishioners in the Diocese of Grand Rapids speaking out against racism in our society and our Church.
Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love
In their new pastoral letter against racism, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, the Catholic bishops of the United States invite conversion of hearts, minds, and institutions in order to address the evil of racism that still exists in our communities.
The National Black Catholic Conference
The National Black Catholic Congress, comprised of member organizations, represents African American Roman Catholics, working collaborating with national Roman Catholic organizations.
On the road to sainthood: Leaders of African descent (USCCB)
Black Catholic Saints and Martyrs (NBCC)
Subcommittee on African American Affairs (USCCB)
Read the Black Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Evangelization, "What We Have Seen and Heard"
"Brothers and Sisters to Us" - a pastoral letter against racism from the U.S. Bishops (1979)
"Responding to the sin of racism" - a resource guide from the USCCB