The Cordial Catholic

160: Thoughts on the Black Catholic Experience (w/ Shannon Wimp Schmidt)

June 01, 2022 K. Albert Little, Shannon Wimp Schmidt
The Cordial Catholic
160: Thoughts on the Black Catholic Experience (w/ Shannon Wimp Schmidt)
Show Notes

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Shannon Wimp Schmidt, one of the co-authors of Fat Luther, Slim Pickin’s: A Black Catholic Celebration of Faith, Tradition, and Diversity, to talk about some of her thoughts on the black Catholic experience.

This is a topic I've had a lot of requests to tackle on the show and I'm so pleased, and grateful, to have Shannon as a guide this week. Her insights are phenomenal and, I hope, helpful for those within the Church who want to learn more about this perspective and those who are considering converting to Catholicism and wondering – as a black person – how their identity, culture, and experience, can fit into the Catholic Church.

It's a fantastic conversation.

For more from Shannon, check out her podcast Plaid Skirts & Basic Black everywhere podcasts are found and. her fantastic book Fat Luther, Slim Pickin's: A Black Catholic Celebration of Faith, Tradition, and Diversity

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