The activists have long called for an exception to the notably unwieldy canonization process—which has yet to produce a single Black American saint.
As the synod rolls on in Rome, African Americans plan to make their voices heard in the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints. Ralph Moore Jr. explains.
The annual event in Tolton's hometown will run from his childhood parish to his gravesite.
Efran Menny explains why simply accepting new Black Catholic saints is not enough to fully honor their legacies.
The oft-conservative Black Catholic bishop was appointed by Archbishop Timothy Broglio to succeed Archbishop Shelton Fabre of Louisville.
The nation's first openly Black Catholic priest is featured in stained glass and a painted mural in the newly renovated Jefferson City cathedral.
The sessions are led by Auxiliary Bishop Joseph N. Perry of Chicago at the Tolton Spirituality Center, housed in Tolton's former parish.
The in-person event will coincide with the 169th birthday of Venerable Augustus Tolton—the nation's first openly Black Catholic priest.
Ralph Moore Jr. touts the legacies of African American Catholics on the path to sainthood, and how several of them paved the way for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Baltimore parish seeking to expedite the canonization of the six African Americans on the path to sainthood is holding its second annual All Saints Day Mass in their honor.
An African-American Norbertine priest in Louisiana, known for promoting the cause of Venerable Augustus Tolton, died this week of complications stemming from COVID-19.
Ralph Moore Jr., a member of the group behind a letter-writing campaign to canonize the six African Americans to sainthood, makes his case for hagiological inclusion.
A new documentary covering the lives of the six African-American Catholics on the path to sainthood succeeds mightily, says Briana Jansky.