Inspiring: Cause for sainthood started for 1st black U.S. priest


Fr. Augustus Tolton, a man born into slavery who became the first American diocesan priest of African descent, is now being considered for canonization. Cardinal Francis George announced on Monday that the nineteenth century priest’s cause for sainthood has been introduced in the Archdiocese of Chicago

via Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog: Cause for sainthood introduced for first black U.S. priest.

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