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Armonté Snodgrass, freshman at Louisville's Saint Xavier High School, who received the 2021 Rodriq McCravy Scholarship award at the 34th annual African American Catholic Leadership Awards banquet

Catholic schools have ‘mighty role’ for Black Catholic leaders, Louisville archbishop says

Aug 25, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Louisville archdiocese has made steady progress in enrolling more African-Americans in Catholic schools, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of... Read more

"Tolton: From Slave to Priest." Courtesy photo.

'Tolton' play in spotlight as Church addresses racial division

Nov 27, 2020

By Perry West

“Tolton: From Slave to Priest,” aims to share an important story for Black Catholics at a moment of racial division.  Read more

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

Fr. Augustus Tolton. Public Domain, Wikipedia.

Augustus Tolton one step closer to being first black American saint

Feb 20, 2019

A Vatican committee has unanimously voted to send the sainthood cause of Father Augustus Tolton, a former runaway slave and... Read more