Black Catholics celebrate their heritage, take active role in the church

HARTFORD, Connecticut — Deacon Art Miller, a cradle Catholic whose grandparents moved from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to the South Side of Chicago, grew up in a segregated society during the 1950s. He was friends with Emmett Till, the 14-year-old who was brutally murdered in Mississippi after being accused of whistling at a white woman. Miller …

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What our Black saints can teach us

He was born a slave. Not one seminary in the United States would accept him. He had to study for the priesthood in Italy. But he died a priest and might someday be canonized. The story of Father Augustus Tolton was just one of many stories shared by archdiocesan Catholics ahead of Black Catholic History …

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The Little Flower of Alabama

The spirituality of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower, is so profound and timeless that Pope St. John Paul II named her a doctor of the Church a 100 years after her death. The Little Flower inspired Catholics all over the world to adopt her spirituality of undertaking little acts with heroic love. Yet …

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