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The following is a modified version of an article written by Father Earl Fernandes for The Catholic Telegraph in Feb. 2011. The U.S. has a rich history of freedom. Still, every nation’s history is filled with shadows and light; great evils have been tolerated and even perpetuated. This year marks

Perhaps the last untold story of the American Civil War is the heroic work of Catholic chaplains and religious sisters who served on both sides of the conflict. While the story has been untold for well over a century, it wasn’t unwritten. Irish journalist David Power Conyngham wrote a manuscript

by Rebecca Sontag “You have this gift of faith, and at any age, you can take that gift and make something of it.” — Martha Dunsky But what to do with this gift of faith and how to share it? How do we pass it on? That is something we

Dr. William Kurtz and Father David Endres, a Catholic Telegraph contributor of A Question of Faith, will discuss the recently-published Soldiers of the Cross, a long-forgotten account of the war that offers the fullest record of the Catholic Church’s involvement in the conflict. Composed at the close of the war,

By Courtney Grogan Vatican City, Jun 12, 2019 / 05:03 am (CNA).- Fr. Augustus Tolton advanced along the path to sainthood Wednesday, making the runaway slave-turned-priest one step closer to being the first black American saint. Pope Francis recognized the heroic virtue of Fr. Tolton June 12 making him “venerable”