Joint Conference 2022

The University of Notre Dame hosted the annual joint conference of the national organizations for Black Catholic clergy, women religious, deacons, and seminarians from July 24th to the 28th. 

The event included three days of private joint sessions and individual meetings of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, the National Black Sisters Conference, the National Association of Black Catholic Deacons, and the National Black Catholic Seminarians Association. The recording of their panel discussion, "Our Voices Matter: To Be Young, Gifted, Black and Catholic in 2022" can be viewed below.

The panel included: Deacon Mel Tardy, Moderator; Sister Limétèze Pierre-Gilles, SSND; Ms. LaRyssa Herrington, Theology Ph.D. student (Notre Dame); Transitional Deacon Patrick Winbush, OSB; Mr. Nate Tinner, SSJ (seminarian); Sister Nicole Trahan, FMI; Father Robert Boxie.  

University sponsors included the McGrath Institute for Church Life, the Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgics in the Department of Theology, the Department of Africana Studies, the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, the Initiative on Race and Resilience, and the Office of Campus Ministry.  Additional information on the conference can be found here