27 Jul 2023
Episode 3: St. Ann's Catholic Church, Baltimore, MD - Part 1 (re-run)

The “Center” is in its final weeks of summer hiatus. This week, we are re-airing part one of the two part conversation with members of the Social Justice Committee at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Baltimore, Maryland.

Join host Marsha Thrall, and guests Delores Moore, Ralph Moore, and Mary Sewell as they discuss  St. Ann's initiative of Santo Subito (or "Saint right away") canonization for six African American candidates for sainthood.

This initiative has received national attention and has been the focus of a November 2021 Washington Post article.


Since our initial airing in February, there has been an important development in the canonization process of one of the six candidates. On June 22, 2023, Mother Mary Lange, founder of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, was declared venerable by Pope Francis. This declaration of venerable moves Mother Lange a step closer to being one of the first African Americans from the United States to be granted sainthood.





(Washington Post) "Baltimore group pushes to expedite sainthood for six Black Catholic heroes"

More About the Canonization of Six Black Catholics

Click here for the letter to Pope Francis in English

Haga clic aquí para ver la carta al Papa Francisco en español

Pope declares 'venerable' Mother Lange, Fátima visionary

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