People tend to think of Catholicism as being a white people thing – just FYI, generally it may be now in the US because so many blacks have become protestant, but traditionally, not it’s not. If we want Western Civilization back, we need everyone to get on board with traditional Catholicism, blacks included. This fight is going to come down to a fight between Western Civilization v. Islam and the demonic Freemasonic/Cultural Marxist left. But as one trad priest put it to me,
“Stop arguing. Your time would better be spent trying to convert people.”
So share this. And get active. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have much to say, proliferation of traditional Catholic teaching matters. Be bold. Even if anonymous online like this (if you have a family to protect), just being a dissenting voice standing strong against the amoral tide can make someone stop and think.
And take St. Bernadette to heart:
“My job is to inform, not to convince.”
See below to see some important black Catholic historical figures:
Who was the first African mentioned in the Gospels?
The first African, in the New Testament, was mentioned in the Gospel of Matthew, Simon of Cyrene (Matthew 27:32). Simon was pressed into service to carry the cross of Jesus. This event is highlighted in the fifth station of the cross.
The account of the baptism of the Ethiopian eunuch:
In the Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 8: 26-40, we read the account of the Ethiopian eunuch. This person was a black person baptized by Philip. The Ethiopian eunuch was
the court official in charge of the treasury of the Queen of the Ethiopians. “Ethiopian” refers to a person of color from Africa. The Greeks used this word, which means “burnt”,
or darker skin.
Was one of the “Wise Men” Black at the birth of Jesus?
In the Infancy Narrative there is a reference to Melchior of Persia, whose likeness remains today in the Christian crib set.
Notable African Catholic Saints
St. Frumentius (d.380) was from Syria. He was a slave and held a trusted position in the royal court at Axum. Frumentius was person of great faith. He opened chapels in Ethiopia, and did mission work. Frumentius was very instrumental in the conversion of the Ethiopian king Ezana. After his freedom, he was later ordained Bishop by St. Athanasius, the Patriarch of Alexandria. Frumentius was the first Bishop of Ethiopia.
How many Popes were African? Three
St. Victor I (186 A D – 197 A D) from the Roman province in Africa
St. Miltiades (311 A D -314 A D) born in Rome of African descent
St. Gelasius (492 A D – 496 A D) born in Rome of African descent
St. Zeno was bishop of Verona in Italy. He died in 372
St. Maurice and a group of Ethiopian Christian soldiers called the “Theban Legion” belong to the Roman army. In the Middle Third Century, this group while serving in Switzerland were told to take part in a heathen service, but refused. The group was later butchered.
St. Moses the Black was a convert and leader of a band of monks in the desert who were martyred about 410. He was one of the most influential monks in the world. Because of
Moses the Black, many women and men sought a life of prayer in the desert in the cenobitic style of sharing meals and community in Upper Egypt and Ethiopia.
St. Monica was the Mother of St. Augustine. Monica was an African woman of great faith who prayed for her son to turn against evil. Before her death, Monica had the great joy of knowing that her son had come back to God and used his talents to build up Christ’s Church.
St. Augustine was born in Tagaste, Africa, and was the son of Monica. At the age of 33 he turned back to God and was baptized Catholic. Augustine was later ordained a priest
and later Co-Bishop of Hippo. He led a holy and simple life, writing over 200 books, letters, and sermons. His writings are still read today. St. Augustine’s feast day is August
St. Martin de Porres (1579 – 1639) was the first African-American saint. Martin de Porres was of Spanish and African descent. He was the first Dominican professed Black brother in 1603. Martin de Porres is called “Father of the Poor” because of his charitable acts and his dedication to prayer. He was canonized a saint in 1962.
Bl. Pierre Toussaint was a slave who after freedom performed extraordinary works.
St. Esteban (Stephen)- d. 1536, native of Morocco, was a member of the Spanish exploration party of Panfilo de Naruaez.
– Taken from the Office of Black Catholics: Resource Package