Black and Catholic in Omaha: A Case of Double Jeopardy examines an area of American life that has gotten little attention-that of a black Catholic community in a predominantly white church and society. Author Jack Angus has spent more than a decade participating in the life of this parish while conducting his research. The result is a reconstruction of the first fifty years of the difficult journey from mission to mainstream Catholic for St. Benedict the Moor Parish and its people. The story is replete with examples of difficulties experienced not only with white people in general, but with other Catholics-both clerical and laity-as well. At the same time, there are also examples of friendship and support from these same quarters. The author recounts the faith journey which a handful of Catholic pariahs, and a lone evangelizing Jesuit priest, undertook on a cold, raw, rainy December day in Omaha, Nebraska. It would take them through financial depression, war, flood, and riots; and bring them to a new and greater sense of their own heritage. Interested lay persons, students, and academics pursuing community studies- Black and Catholic in Omaha: A Case of Double Jeopardy is for you.For each of the first four school years, starting with 1930, St. Benedicta#39;s Grade School had a new Sister of Mercy ... and 4th grades were: aCould I possibly teach 2nd grade when I had taught 6th grade for five years at St. Johna#39;s?...and, Who isanbsp;...
|Title||:||Black And Catholic In Omaha: A Case Of Double Jeopardy|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2004-06|