Posts Tagged ‘African-American’

A love letter to New Zealand Comments 0

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

An African American actor who is in New Zealand has penned a column in the New Zealand Herald which he calls his Love Letter to New Zealand. “This is my love letter to New Zealand for all you’ve done for me after escaping a country that made me feel like a natural-born refugee and becoming Read more

Priest’s racist dog prevents him hiring black cleaner Comments 0

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Legal action has been taken against a priest from Memphis, Tennessee, whose racist dog supposedly prevented him from hiring a black woman as a cleaner. Church staff for Fr Jacek Kowal reportedly told African American LaShundra Allen, “I’m sorry, we are not trying to be rude, but the dog doesn’t like black people.” Allen was Read more

African-American sainthood causes to be promoted Comments 0

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Work to promote African-American canonisation causes has received a boost with the opening of a resource centre at Xavier University in New Orleans. The resource centre will be constructed by the university’s Institute for Black Catholic Studies. It will include compilations and educational exhibits of the lives of African-Americans whose sainthood causes are open. When Read more

First African-American priest could be first African-American saint Comments 0

Monday, May 14th, 2018

The first African-American priest in the US could be the country’s first African-American saint. Fr Augustus Tolton’s cause for canonisation was officially launched in 2010, and he was given the title “Servant of God” by the Vatican in February 2011. The runaway slave-turned priest’s cause for sainthood took a step forward last week. A committee Read more