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Father Augustus Tolton

National Black Catholic History month, celebrated in November, provides the opportunity to honor the holy men and women who inspire the faithful to this day. That history traces far back to the Acts of the Apostles (8:26-40), when St. Philip the Deacon converted an educated, high-level Ethiopian official in charge

In early November, the Church calendar calls us to celebrate the saints and to pray for the faithful departed. We should take this seriously. The month begins with All Saints Day, on which we honor and seek the help of all those in heaven, including those not officially recognized by

There are four productions in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Each venue will have limited seating [maximum]. General Admission – Free to the Public. There are no tickets being sold for these events. For additional information contact Deacon Royce Winters, rwinters@catholiccincinnati.org or 513.421.3131 Ext. 2640. THE PRODUCTION DATES: Saturday, November 3,

On Saturday, Nov 3, Tolton: From Slave to Priest is a new live theater production based on the life of Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African American Catholic priest will be performed at the Cintas Center on the Xavier University Campus at 3:00 p.m. On Sunday, November 4, the production moves

By Michelle Martin Catholic News Service  CHICAGO — With prayers, songs and sealing wax, Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago formally closed the investigation into the life and virtues of Father Augustus Tolton Sept. 29 in a ceremony in the St. James Chapel at the Archbishop Quigley Center. The prayer

More than 100 people gathered at the Athenaeum Monday to hear Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago (second from right) discuss the possibility of sainthood for Father Augustus Tolton, a former slave and the first identified priest of African descent in the United States. Bishop Perry is the postulant for Tolton’s sainthood. Pictured from left is Andrew Hilgefort, Father Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh, Rector of Mount Sr. Mary’s Seminary of the West and President of the Athenaeum, Bishop Perry and Father Earl Fernandes, Dean of the Athenaeum. (CT Photo/Steve Trosley)
By Steve Trosley The Catholic Telegraph The middle 19th century, including the Civil War period, was a time of tragedy and strife in America. Emerging from this dramatic time was Father Augustus Tolton, the first American of African descent ordained to the priesthood. The Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary