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Institute of Black Catholic Studies


The Institute of Black Catholic Studies, founded in 1980, grew out of 1978 joint aspirations of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus and the Black Catholic Theological Symposium.

In 1981, the National Black Sisters Conference set up a new program. It supports through three-summer enrichment programs black candidates and vowed religious, seminarians and clergy "in their spiritual journey."

By 1982, Xavier’s board of trustees approved the master’s degree curriculum and the first candidates graduated in 1984. The Institute for Black Catholic Studies is at Xavier University, New Orleans, LA 70125. Phone: (504) 483-7691. Fax: (504) 485-7921.

National Catholic Reporter, February 12, 1999