Father John LaFarge, S.J. (1880–1963)

Author, Editor of America

Born in Rhode Island (his father was artist John LaFarge), LaFarge was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1905. He worked for America magazine throughout his career, and as editor-in-chief from 1944 to 1948. He was deeply involved in work with black Catholics and was the best known Catholic authority on race. He helped to found a number of organizations, including the Catholic Interracial Council.


Georgetown University Archives * CatholicAuthors.com


D. Southern, John Lafarge and the Limits of Catholic Interracialism 1911-1963