National Black Catholic Congress
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (January 2010)|
The National Black Catholic Congress is an organization of African American Roman Catholics founded in 1889 by Daniel Rudd. Their symbol is the Acacia. Their mission is to improve and enrich the lives of African American Catholics. The National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) operates in close cooperation and coordination with the African American Bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and has received funding support from the Black and Indian mission collection since 1988.
- The National Black Catholic Congress Convocation
- The National Black Catholic Congress Convocation is an event meant to provide guidance to black clergy on how to best preach and minister to the African-American community.
- Lay Leaders Training Workshops
- Regional Lay Leaders Training Workshops are meant to provide understanding on how to reach black lapsed Catholics on a regional scale.
- Catholic High School Consortium Program
- Leaders who work with NBCC, create plans to help member Catholic schools with a significant black population, determined to be 75%, to best serve themselves and the larger communities.
- The African American Catholic Tribune Newsletter
- The NBCC Newsletter is published four times a year and provides noteworthy information which impacts Catholic life in the African American community.
Black U.S. Catholic Bishops
- Most Rev. Moses Anderson S.S.E. (Retired)
- Most Rev. George Murry S.J.
- Most Rev. Gordon Bennett S.J.
- Most Rev. Leonard Olivier S.V.D. (Retired)
- Most Rev. Edward Braxton
- Most Rev. Joseph Perry
- Most Rev. Dominic Carmon, S.V.D. (Retired)
- Most Rev. John Ricard S.S.J.
- Most Rev. Wilton Gregory SLD
- Most Rev. J. Terry Steib S.V.D.
- Most Rev. Curtis Guillory S.V.D.
- Most Rev. Elliott Thomas (Retired)
- Most Rev. Joseph Howze (Retired)
- Most Rev. Martin Holley
- Most Rev. Guy Sansaricq
- Most Rev. Shelton Fabre