Tag: Father Augustus Tolton

Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

| Mary C. Uhler | February 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

During my time at Aquinas High School in La Crosse, I was privileged to have a young Sister Thea Bowman as a teacher during my sophomore year.

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Pope advances sainthood causes for U.S. priest, Spanish martyrs

Pope advances sainthood causes for U.S. priest, Spanish martyrs

| Carol Glatz | June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Father Augustus Tolton, who was the first African American diocesan priest in the United States and founder of the first black Catholic parish in Chicago.

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Filmmaker’s new movie ‘Across’ tells story of Father Augustus Tolton

Filmmaker’s new movie ‘Across’ tells story of Father Augustus Tolton

| Robert Alan Glover | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest ordained for a diocese in the United States, was born into slavery and endured myriad obstacles, both inside the Catholic Church and out, as he relentlessly followed his call from God.

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Basilica, St. Agnes to host drama about slave’s journey to priesthood

Basilica, St. Agnes to host drama about slave’s journey to priesthood

| October 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Basilica of St. Mary will host a production about Father Augustus Tolton, the first known African-American priest in the U.S. 7 p.m. Oct. 23.

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Historians’ approval moves Father Tolton’s sainthood cause forward

Historians’ approval moves Father Tolton’s sainthood cause forward

The canonization cause of Father Augustus Tolton received important approval from the Vatican’s historical consultants earlier this year, moving the cause forward.

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