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 date coincides with the 170th anniversary of the Haitian-American philanthropist's death.
Efran Menny explains why simply accepting new Black Catholic saints is not enough to fully honor their legacies.
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.
The annual gala honoring Venerable Pierre Toussaint and funding education at home and abroad will take place in Manhattan during Black Catholic History Month.
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.
Baltimore parishes plan letter-writing campaign to Pope Francis in support of African-American saints-to-be
Black Catholic History Month, celebrated each November, is heating up this year with a Vatican-targeting initiative that could ruffle some feathers—and shake up the Roman Calendar.
New York City's favorite Black Catholic saint is getting his due upstate with a virtual prayer service hosted by Black Catholics in the Diocese of Buffalo.
A NYC City Council member is partnering with the Brooklyn Diocese to name a street after Pierre Toussaint, a Black Catholic saint legendary for his charity work in the area.