Celebrating Black Catholic History Month: Joseph Brown, SJ
Black Catholics were given the mandate to evangelize themselves, in the Pastoral Letter, “What We Have Seen and Heard,” written by the Black Bishops of the United States in 1984. Nearly 40 years later, what does such evangelization look like? For Black Catholics, what do we understand to be “prophetic witness”? Even more importantly, what would be the “wilderness” of our time — the wilderness that the great Black Sacred Song urges us to encounter?