Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 6, 2022 / 06:00 am
Despite living through the societal oppressions of racism and discrimination, Father Augustus Tolton’s legacy of hope and love for God teaches a message from which everyone can learn.
EWTN News Nightly recently interviewed Michael O’Neill, producer and host of “They Might Be Saints,” to discuss the remarkable life of Tolton — all arriving on the 125th anniversary year of his death.
O’Neill also shared his thoughts on the lasting impact and relevance of Tolton’s story today — particularly in a social landscape where many still contend with the effects of racism and discrimination.
Tolton’s childhood during the Civil War in the early 1860s was anything but ordinary. While his dad joined the Union Army during the war, Tolton’s mother — as well as he and his two siblings — also took quite a journey of their own.