augustine tolton

  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

    Black Positive People : 1st black priest in US, ex-slave, positioned for sainthood

    ... :great: 1st black priest in US, ex-slave, positioned for sainthood The pontiff's designation of the Rev. Augustine Tolton as venerable, meaning the church intensely scrutinized his life and recognizes it as one of "heroic virtue," puts Tolton two steps away from possible canonization...
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