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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

By |2019-09-13T18:09:07-04:00September 2nd, 2019|Catholic News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Celebrate Father Augustus Tolton

The Saints Were People Too

Sinners can be saints, and saints are sinners. Sometimes we forget that the saints were people just like us. They had the same weaknesses and temptations we have today, but conquered all of them for God. Despite the lack of superhuman powers, these spiritual titans often receive superior abilities from God to carry out

By |2019-09-13T18:10:04-04:00January 19th, 2016|Catholic News|Comments Off on The Saints Were People Too