Category Archives: Black History

#282 – Wangari Maathai – “the Tree Woman”

Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, saw in the teachings of her Catholic faith first a message to change her heart and then to change her country – and it all began with the planting of a single tree. Links: Website for The Green Belt Movement begun by Maathai […]

#266 – The Knights of Peter Claver

CUTH continues to celebrate National Black Catholic History Month with a look at The Knights of Peter Claver and the Ladies Auxiliary, who have worked to promote the Catholic faith within their communities since 1909. Links: Main website of the Knights of Peter Claver Ebony article on the 50th Anniversary of the Knights of Peter […]

#263 – Lift As You Climb

As we begin National Black Catholic History Month in the United States, we look at the life and work of Lena Frances Edwards. A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Edwards spent her life in defense of those most in need. Links: Articles on Black Catholic History Month can be found here, here, here […]

#254 – The Congolese Rite

From the earliest days of the Church, Catholics have sought how to best express the eternal truths of the faith in their own distinctive cultural experience. While the Catholic faith came to the Democratic Republic of the Congo through European missionaries, the Congolese people have sought liturgical expressions which come from the Spirit that truly […]

#228 – Good Father Gus

Born a slave, ordained a priest – Father Augustus Tolton spent his life in the service of God. He strove against great odds to show to all Americans that racism had no place within the Catholic Church. Prayer for the Cause of Father Augustus Tolton O God, we give you thanks for your servant and […]

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