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Venerable Augustus Tolton.

Fr. Augustus Tolton, former African American slave, advances toward sainthood

Jun 12, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Fr. Augustus Tolton advanced along the path to sainthood Wednesday, making the runaway slave-turned-priest one step closer to being the... Read more

Fr. Augustus Tolton.

Gregory appointment a milestone in the history of African-American Catholics

Apr 4, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s appointment Thursday as Archbishop of Washington marks a significant moment for the Archdiocese of Washington. It is... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta.

Pope Francis names Wilton Gregory to follow Wuerl at Washington archdiocese

Apr 4, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis Thursday named Archbishop Wilton Gregory the Archbishop of Washington, succeeding Cardinal Donald Wuerl.  Read more

Participants at the July 31 Xavier University of Louisiana event. Photo courtesy of Xavier University of Louisiana.

New resource center to promote African American sainthood causes

Aug 1, 2018

By Perry West

Xavier University of Louisiana has announced a new initiative to unite groups working on the promotion of African American canonization... Read more