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New cardinal source of pride, hope, say local Black Catholics

By Gina Christian • Posted November 30, 2020 The appointment of the first African American cardinal is a profound affirmation of Black Catholic spirituality, said local faithful. During a Nov. 28 consistory at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals, among them Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory of Washington. As part of his […]

The National Black Catholic Congress, Inc. praises God and congratulates His Eminence, Wilton Cardinal Gregory!

HIS EMINENCE,WILTON CARDINAL GREGORYArchbishop of WashingtonCreated a Cardinal of the Holy Roman Churchby Pope Francis on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. The National Black Catholic Congress, Inc. praises God and congratulates His Eminence, Wilton Cardinal Gregory! He is the first African American Cardinal. #CardinalGregory #BlackCatholicHistoryMonth Image: Screenshot of livestream of […]

Five NBA players meet with Pope Francis to discuss social issues

A delegation from the National Basketball Players Association met with Pope Francis in the library of the Apostolic Palace. Among those present were five players, Kyle Korver, Marco Belinelli, Sterling Brown, Anthony Tolliver and Jonathan Isaac. They each got a chance to share their different social initiatives with the pope. “We all have so many […]

Archbishop José H. Gomez – 2020 presidential election

WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following statement on the 2020 presidential election: We thank God for the blessings of liberty. The American people have spoken in this election. Now is the time for our leaders to come together in a […]

Pope Names Washington Archbishop as First Black American Cardinal

Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory is set to become the first Black U.S. prelate to assume the rank of cardinal in the Catholic Church, a historic appointment that comes months after nationwide demonstrations against racial injustice. Gregory’s ascension, announced on Sunday by Pope Francis alongside 12 other newly named cardinals, elevates a leader who has […]