The Knights of Peter Claver, Incorporated, the largest and oldest continually existent predominantly African-American Catholic fraternal organization was founded more than 100 years ago. It was formed to provide opportunities for Catholic Action to men of color to be actively involved in their faith by living the Gospel message. The Knights of Peter Claver membership now includes the entire family and offers opportunities to engage in a variety of church and community service projects and support various charitable appeals.
Clarion Herald- At age 90, Sister Antona Ebo could be relaxing and relishing the contributions she’s made over 68 years as a religious Franciscan Sister of Mary. Instead, she travels nationwide speaking about her participation in the Oct. 10, 1965, March on Selma, Alabama, that called attention to voting rights for African Americans. Such was the case Sept. 22, when Xavier University’s Institute for Black Catholic Studies invited her to discuss being one of six nuns who traveled from St. Louis to Selma in 1965 to march alongside other religious and citizens. Read More
Vatican City, Sep 30, 2014 / 05:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The schedule of liturgical celebrations over which Pope Francis will preside in October is mainly booked with events surrounding the synod of bishops, which culminates with the beatification of Pope Paul VI. Read More
CHICAGO (CNS) — With prayers, songs and sealing wax, Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago formally closed the investigation into the life and virtues of Fr. Augustus Tolton Sept. 29 in a ceremony in the St. James Chapel at the Archbishop Quigley Center.
The prayer service marked the binding and sealing of the dossier local research aimed at making Fr. Tolton, the first African-American diocesan priest, a saint. Cardinal George opened the cause in 2010. Read More