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Father Augustus Tolton, First Black Priest in the U.S.

“They’re watching me,” he wrote to Saint Katharine Drexel, his confidant and benefactor. One of the Catholic websites I frequent offers a video about a Black American priest by the name of Augustus Tolton. I could see by the black and white photo of him with a biretta on his head that he lived in the early twentieth, maybe even the nineteenth century. Being curious, … More →

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