This Week in Catholic History

On April 24, 1886, Augustine Tolton was ordained as the first African-American priest. More


Catholic History NewsNew book C. Shannon and C. Blum, The Past as Pilgrimage: Narrative, Tradition and the Renewal of Catholic History


--Cardinal Edward Egan, 82

--Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, 97

--Charles Rice, 83

--John Willke, 89

--John "Doc" Carrigg, 93

...CHn "Catholics in Time of War" memoir

Shrine of Little Flower, Michigan, named basilica

...Spotlight Archive: Basilicas of the U.S.

Fr. Robert Barron on 100th anniversary of Thomas Merton's birth

Sainthood causes advance:

...Miracle in Youngstown, OH, through intercession of Ven. Maria Casini?

...Washington, DC-born Servant of God Aloysius Schwartz

New book P. McNamara, New York Catholics: Faith, Attitude and the Works!

New book J. Laycock, The Seer of Bayside: Veronica Lueken and the Struggle to Define Catholicism


--Fr. Richard McBrien, 78

--Mario Cuomo, 82

--William E. May, 87

New book D. von Hildebrand, My Battle Against Hitler: Faith, Truth, and Defiance in the Shadow of the Third Reich

New book K. Schmiesing, ed., Catholicism and Historical Narrative: A Catholic Engagement with Historical Scholarship

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