Roman Catholic Church Archives

Father Augustus Tolton, the first Black American Roman Catholic priest, is expected to become the first Black American saint

June 20, 2019

Father Augustus Tolton, the Roman Catholic Church’s first Black priest, who is slated to become the church’s first Black saint, was forced to attend seminary in Rome because no American school would admit him because of his race, despite his intellect, special abilities (he spoke several languages) and his devotion to the church. Tolton, a… [Read More]