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from our St. Paul's Community

We're glad you're here! Below you'll find a collection of resources we've gathered from various sources, particularly Catholic sources. They focus on the roots of racism and its ongoing impact on us and on our community, nation, and world. The purpose of sharing these resources is to promote study, reflection, and dialogue, as well as action, as we seek to combat the evils of racism and prejudice. 

The 100 Dollar Race
Black Faith Matters
Spirit Juice

Black Faith Matters

The role of this documentary is to shed light on "one story" of the Black Catholic experience. An experience unknown to many in our church. An experience that, although unique, is relatable to the Black Catholic, specifically African American Catholic, experience throughout America. This film hopes to bring out the joy, pain and struggles that are faced in the Black Catholic community, specifically in the Treme area of New Orleans. This film also hopes to share the unique struggle found in youth and young adult ministry within the Black Catholic community. Whether through "America's Original Sin", classism, or various other social ills; we are witnessing this unique expression of our Catholic faith disappearing before our eyes. Through the eyes of Dr. Ansel Augustine, the Psalm 119 Step Team (young adults that have performed with Dr. Augustine), Ms. Pearl Dupart, and Deacon Allen Stevens; we see how this experience of Black Catholicism is a "gift to the church" as Sr. Thea Bowman said to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Our prayer is that this documentary, and what flows from it, will be used as another resource for our communities to address racism within our church and to create bridges of hope and understanding so that we may all be one Body of Christ. Learn more about St. Peter Claver Catholic Church Learn more about St. Augustine Catholic Church Subscribe to our channel: Subscribe to our newsletter: Follow us on Facebook & Instagram For business inquiries ONLY, contact us here: A Spirit Juice Studios Production #spiritjuice #blackfaithmatters #blackcatholics



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If you have any questions, recommendations, or would like to get involved in our Racial Justice initiative, please let us know!

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