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.
Most Reverend Shelton J. Fabre,
Bishop, Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux
Chairman of the Subcommittee on African American Affairs,
The Subcommittee on African American Affairs is the official voice of the African American Catholic community. Read More
Vatican City, Sep 11, 2014 / 10:12 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his homily at daily Mass on Thursday Pope Francis focused on authentic Christian love, stressing that it’s not selfish, but freely and mercifully gives itself to others. Read More
On this the Memorial of Saint Peter Claver, we encourage all to listen to Father Denis Wilde OSA as he preaches this homily. As we reflect on Saint Peter Claver’s strong adherence to the virtues, we are able to recognize more fully how Saint Peter Claver lived his life in congruence with the teachings of our Lord. - F. DeKarlos Blackmon, Supreme Knight Read More
Baltimore (NBCC)- The Daniel Rudd Fund (DRF) for African American Catholic Activities was established by the National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) Board of Trustees on Friday, November 8, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a result of donations to the Congress to promote the ministry of African American Catholics. The Fund will financially support organizations who promote the NBCC Pastoral Plan. Applicants must be rooted in ministry with African American Catholics and familiar with the history and mission of the National Black Catholic Congress and the Pastoral Plan. Read More