Black Catholic History events feature bishop

Staff report

DAYTON — The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will celebrate National Black Catholic History Month with three appearances by the Most Rev. Edward Braxton, bishop of Belleville, Ill., on two Catholic university campuses.

Braxton will preside and preach at Mass at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the University of Dayton’s newly renovated Chapel of the Immaculate Conception.

He will be the keynote speaker for an invitation-only event, “No One Left On Base: Racial Justice in the United States,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. A panel discussion among public officials, African-American Catholic leaders, and an ecumenical group will follow.

Braxton will speak on the “The Racial Divide in the United States” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9 at the Sears Recital Hall in the Jesse Phillips Humanities Building on the University of Dayton campus. He wrote a well-known pastoral letter about this topic for his diocese’s World Day of Peace Celebration on Jan. 1, 2015.

The appearances are sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Xavier University, and the University of Dayton. For more information, contact the Rev. Mr. Royce Winters of the Office of African American Catholic Ministries at 513-421-3131, ext. 2640, or

Staff report