Augustus Tolton

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Frt. Carl Gales, SVD nears ordination, professing final vows Saturday

An African-American seminarian with the Society of the Divine Word is taking perpetual vows on Saturday, signaling a soon-coming ordination to the priesthood.

One-man show on Venerable Augustus Tolton touring once again

Jim Coleman stars as America's first openly Black priest in a one-man theatre production that has returned to the stage and is booking new venues.

Feast day procession for Venerable Augustus Tolton scheduled for tomorrow in Illinois

The nation's first openly Black priest is getting his annual due in Quincy, the town that molded him in his childhood and fostered his priestly call.

Fr Tolton's ordination anniversary (4/24) flanked by events highlighting Black vocations

Whether by coincidence or its providential cousin, several events in the next 8 days will highlight Black vocations and the need for an unending increase.

Reflection: The springtime dawn of Venerable Fr Augustus Tolton

On April Fool's Day each year, the Church is blessed to honor the legacy of the first Black priest in America who served his own.

Historic Black parishes in Chicago on the chopping block

Several Chicago Black parishes will soon merge or close, with the parochial legacy of legendary Black priests falling victim to the bottom line.

Trump's hero garden to feature greats, not-so-greats, and several Black Catholics

244 Americans are included in Trump's planned statue garden in DC, but the list—which includes Black Catholics and anti-Black ones—is furrowing more than a few eyebrows.
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