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Father Augustus Tolton

“In every age and culture, communities have raised up men and women who lived saintly lives in the movements of their day. In every continent, the Church has canonized men and and women to whom we can acknowledge the possibility for everyone to aspire to live as excellent witnesses of

by Perry West Denver Newsroom, Nov 27, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- During the U.S. bishops’ meeting last week, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento said his diocese had hosted a one-man play honoring the first African-American slave to become a Catholic priest, as part of its efforts to address

by Perry West Denver Newsroom, Jul 12, 2020 / 03:01 pm MT (CNA).- The fourth annual Quincy pilgrimage honoring Venerable Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest, took place Thursday with the intention of overcoming racism. Fr. Daren Zehnle, the founder of the Quincy pilgrimage and pastor of St. Augustine parish

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”

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has named Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta as the new archbishop of Washington. The appointment was announced April 4 in Washington by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Vatican nuncio to the United States. Archbishop Gregory, 71, a former president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic

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, [email protected] 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