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National Black Catholic Congress XII: Powerful speeches conveyed both the collective pain of the black Catholic community and the call to action to bridge racial divides in communities.
Distinctly Catholic: Coming at a time when violence and racial tension again plague the city, Timothy Neary's new book is fascinating and informative. Part 1 of a two-part review.
Sainthood: Fr. Augustus Tolton, a former slave, is the first recognized American diocesan priest of African descent. In 2011, the Chicago archdiocese officially opened his cause for sainthood.
Saints: An annual pilgrimage takes visitors to historical sites connected with the life of Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African-American diocesan priest.