Augustus Tolton

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Baltimore parishes plan letter-writing campaign to Pope Francis in support of African-American saints-to-be

Black Catholic History Month, celebrated each November, is heating up this year with a Vatican-targeting initiative that could ruffle some feathers—and shake up the Roman Calendar.

New 'Tolton Ambassador' installed Sunday morning at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Washington DC

Sunday's Gospel Mass at a Josephite parish in DC brought out multiple former superior generals for the induction of a new official promoter of Venerable Augustus Tolton.

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.
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