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Bishop details ‘life of heroic virtue’ in cause of Father Augustus Tolton

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian In Lk 13:22-30, the Gospel for Sunday, Aug. 25, Jesus spoke about the need to enter through the narrow gate. During his homily at the Mass he celebrated in a packed St. Elizabeth Church, Richmond, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph N. Perry of the Archdiocese of Chicago told the

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Celebrate Father Augustus Tolton

Today we celebrate the life of Father Augustus Tolton, who was born into slavery just outside of Hannibal in Ralls County, Missouri in 1854. He would go on to become the first recognized African-American priest to be ordained by the Roman Catholic Church in the United States in 1886 at the age of 31. #AmericanHistory

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