The first African-American cardinal is a tribute to the faith of Black Catholics—and a gift to the entire church


The quiet of my Sunday morning was interrupted on Oct. 25 as my phone exploded with text messages: “First African-American Cardinal!!!” “Wonderful news!” “Fantastic!” “About time!”
Without a doubt, the announcement that Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory will be elevated to the College of Cardinals next month is a milestone in U. …..


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