Augustus Tolton - The Church is the True Liberator
Author: Joyce Duriga
Fr Augusus was the first identified black American ordained to the priesthood in the United States. He was born into slavery and escaped to freedom with his mother and siblings under harrowing circumstances. Throughout his life he displayed a great devotion to the Lord and the Catholic faith despite facing racism within the church at nearly every turn. Joyce brings to light his quiet witness as a challenge to prejudices and narrow-mindedness.