It had a name change, has dealt with racially charged controversy and is preparing to celebrate being around for a century. “American Black Journal” producer AJ Walker visits St. Charles Lwanga parish, formerly known as St. Cecelia Church, for a wide-ranging discussion with its pastor, Fr. Theodore Parker, as the parish prepares for its 100th-anniversary celebration.
The two talk about the history of Black Catholicism, St. Charles Lwanga parish’s name change and the controversy that ensued after the church revealed a painting of a Black Christ in the 1960s.
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