2020 Editions


-Civilize It and the need to Love Our Neighbor by Voting on November 3, 2020

-Love Our Neighbor by remembering the Missions

-Black Sisters Conference challenges the Church to not be silent in the face of racism




-Cardinal Wilton Gregory and what his appointment as first African American Cardinal means for Cathy Green-Miner. Powerful and uplifting words of joy in the new Cardinal.


-Remember November being Black Catholic History month and the six African Americans on the road to being canonized in the Church.




-Mental Health in the African American Community during the Pandemic of COVID-19


-Cardinal Wilton Gregory elevated by Pope Francis


-Diocese of Brooklyn, New York often called "the Diocese of Immigrants" is temporarily the home of a sculpture depicting the movement of migrants. It is called “Angels Unawares,”




September 2020

-Remembering the 100 year anniversary of the founding of first seminary for African American men in Greenville, Mississippi in September 1920. Despite racism in the Church and American society the Divine Word Missionaries worked to make ordination of African Americans a reality.




June 2020


-Farewell Letter to George Floyd from

Bishop Frank Nubuasah, SVD

-Bishop Terry Steib, SVD reflects on George Floyd death

and peaceful protests

-Bishop Fernand Cheri, OFM reflection - Part 2

-Bishop George Murry.SJ. dies

-Saint Augustine High School receives 1.5 million dollar grant

-Pope Francis accepts resignation of Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD



May 2020

-Bishop Fernand Cheri, OFM reflection for the Black Catholic community -Part 1


-Bishop George Murry, SJ. resigns Diocese


--Sister Patricia Chappel, SNDden and Bishops decry treatment of ethnic communities during Pandemic



April 2020


-Remembering +Chester Smith, SVD


-Bishop Braxton resignation accepted


-Civilize It: Dignity Beyond the Debate program from National Council of Catholic Bishops


March 2020

In the current issue:

-Coronavirus prayers from Pope Francis and the United States catholic Bishops


-We must hang on in these troubled times and remember we still have hope


February 2020

-racism still exists

-Remembering Father Jerome Ledoux, SVD

-Selected Open Wide our Hearts passages concerning racism for reflection and discussion



January 2020


-Day of Prayer for African and African American Family first Sunday of Black History Month

-Divine Word Missionaries remember Saints Arnold and Joseph in January

-Remember the third Sunday of the year as a special day to celebrate and study the Word of God