Venerable Augustus Tolton

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Sister Thea Bowman (Courtesy of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration) and Venerable Augustus Tolton

Arlington bishop: ‘Reflect on faithful witness’ during Black Catholic History Month

Nov 6, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Bishop Michael Burbidge said the month, observed in November, is “an important time” time to review the roles Black Catholics... Read more

Sister Thea Bowman and Venerable Augustus Tolton.

Meet the 6 American Black Catholics who are on the road to sainthood

Feb 28, 2023

By Jim Graves

At the end of Black History Month, Catholics would do well to recall that there are currently six African American... Read more

Father Augustus Tolton’s life was explored in an October 2022 episode of EWTN’s “They Might Be Saints.”

The hope-filled legacy of the first Black priest from the United States

Nov 6, 2022

By Leonardo Colon

Despite racism and discrimination, Father Augustus Tolton’s legacy of hope and love for God teaches a message from which everyone... Read more


Will these African Americans be canonized?

Aug 13, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Among the many Black men and women who have been declared saints in the Catholic Church, not one of them... Read more