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Welcome to the Knights of Peter Claver

 
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- Let the record show that never before in the nearly 300-year history of St. Louis Cathedral have Catholics seen a dancing bishop. But when Bishop Fernand (Ferd) Cheri III, O.F.M., made his first remarks to the nearly 1,000 people gathered for his episcopal ordination March 23, the hometown boy in him couldn’t resist breaking into several spirituals and even moving a few body parts. Read More
The Racial Divide in the United States: A Reflection for the World Day of Peace 2015 By: The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton, Ph. D., S.T.D. Bishop of Belleville, Illinois January 1, 2015 Read More
We are excited to share that we have received official confirmation that the Holy Father will be joining us in Philadelphia in September 2015 for the World Meeting of Families. We look forward to welcoming Pope Francis not only to Philadelphia for the first time, but to the U.S! Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new youth Bible set to hit bookstores this January contains illustrations depicting Jesus as an African-American. The African American Youth Bible, modeled after the Catholic Youth Bible contains commentaries, footnotes and artwork geared toward educating young African-Americans about Scripture Read More