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IN THE SPOTLIGHT


Subcommittee on African American Affairs e-newsletter is now available online. The December edition highlights what is going on at USCCB and beyond including new new resources and upcoming BICM dates.

50th Anniversary Initiative - Rebuilding the Bridge: In the coming year, the country will celebrate several 50th anniversaries of civil rights milestones. Check out the 50th Anniversary Initiative page for more information about these events and the contribution of Catholics to this movement.

Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself:  We are pleased to present excerpts from Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself: U.S. Catholic Bishops Speak Against Racism. These short essays from several bishops articulate the perspectives of different cultural groups, address racism as a whole and provide suggestions to combat racism.

30th Anniversary of What We Have Seen and Heard: Take a look at the Black Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Evangelization to see what the bishops were saying and how it is still relevant today. Now available in Spanish!

 

African American

 

The Subcommittee on African American Affairs is the official voice of the African American Catholic community. The subcommittee attends to the needs and aspirations of African American Catholics regarding issues of pastoral ministry, evangelization, social justice, worship, development of leaders and other areas of concern. The subcommittee also seeks to be a resource for the all Bishops and the entire Catholic Church in the United States. It aims to articulate the socio-cultural dimension of the African American Catholic community and identify or create resources that would allow for an authentic integration of the richness of African American Catholic culture and the Catholic Church in the United States.

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Most Reverend Shelton J. Fabre,

Bishop, Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux
Chairman of the Subcommittee on African American Affairs



Easter Message from Most Reverend Shelton J. Fabre,
Chairman of the Subcommittee on African American Affairs

...the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ fills our pain with hope...

The Lord is risen from the tomb!  It is true!  Alleluia!!  Alleluia!!  These words have been the joyful Easter proclamation of the Church since our Lord Jesus Christ broke the chains of death and rose triumphant from the grave.  There are so many places in our world that need to know the power of the resurrection.  There are so many difficult situations of conflict that continue to test our faith, and seek to deny our trust in the Lord.  These wonderful days of Easter remind us that the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ fills our pain with hope, fills our suffering with God’s promise, fills our doubt with trust, and fills death with new life.  May the unfolding of these Easter days bring to our homes, to our lives and to all places of conflict in our world peace and joy!  I pray that all the blessings of these Easter days will be yours in great abundance!  Alleluia!!!



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