#Venerablack

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Review: 'Black Catholics on the Road to Sainthood' (part 2)

Henriette Delille overcame multiple bishops to found the second Black religious order in the US in 1837. You wouldn't know it from reading Michael Heinlein's new Black saints book, though.

Black Catholic Round-up (2/9/2021)

Black History Month has brought a bevy of stories concerning Black Catholics already, but the topics covered are by no means limited to history. Read on!

Review: 'Black Catholics on the Road to Sainthood' (part 1)

The new (and first) book covering the 6 Black Catholics on the path to sainthood gives an interesting take on Venerable Pierre Toussaint in its first chapter.

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.

Picture of Chicago's Tolton Spirituality Center becomes clearer

The nascent Tolton Center will apparently have a unique relationship with both Ven. Fr Augustus' sainthood cause and Chicago's parish reorganization plans.

Opinion: New book on Black saints-to-be may fall flat

A new book on the six African-American saintly hopefuls may be the first of its kind—but also the least.
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