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COVER STORY Wildfires: Lessons from the past not yet learnt

EDITORIAL America 'resets' foreign policy on China and Russia

CANBERRA OBSERVED After the fires, we still need an economy and to power it

GENDER POLITICS In trans Newspeak, parental consent is a 'hurdle'

REFLECTION Conjugal honour: Love of husband and wife joined together in pure intimacy

LIFE ISSUES Pro-lifers punished for exposing baby harvesting

LAW AND SOCIETY Cardinal Pell and the Appeal Court judges

LITERATURE AND SOCIETY The poetry of Distributism

AUSTRALIAN HISTORY Botany Bay: Always more than a dumping ground

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Finally getting Brexit done

HUMOUR The MacStuttles probe

MUSIC From retch to wretched

CINEMA Three times the bravura: 1917, The Gentlemen, Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon

BOOK REVIEW The contradictions of the dominant ideology

BOOK REVIEW Novel celebrates inventor of literary fairytales

POETRY

LETTERS

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FATHER AUGUSTUS TOLTON:
The Slave Who Became the First African-American Priest

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

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In these fascinating pages, popular author and speaker Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers tells the gripping story of Augustine Tolton, who valiantly overcame a series of seemingly insurmountable challenges - birth into slavery, his father’s death, abject poverty, and even being denied acceptance by every Catholic seminary in America — to become the first black American priest.

Despite the hardships placed on Fr Tolton by a culture rooted in racial hatred, he became a tireless messenger of the Gospel, plunging into the Deep South where segregation was decreed by harsh laws, penetrating even the hardest of hearts with the richness, beauty, and truth of the Catholic Faith.

He was a beacon of hope to black Catholics in the 19th Century who were trying to find a home in the American Church. He was a visionary who saw beyond race and politics, teaching that the Catholic Church wants to free us not just from slavery, but from slavery to sin.

Amidst great persecution, Fr Tolton showed us that being configured to Christ means emptying ourselves so that God can fill us, exposing the weakest parts of who we are so that God can make us strong, becoming blind to the ways of this world so Christ can lead us, and dying to ourselves so we can rise with Christ.

All who seek to be formed more perfectly to Christ have a role model in Fr Tolton, a persevering and holy man who sought above all the salvation of souls.

About the author

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is fast becoming one of the most sought after Catholic speakers, not just in the United States, but globally. Residing in Oregon with his wife, Colleen, and their four beautiful children, Deacon Harold’s message is being spread worldwide through his speaking engagements, CDs and DVDs. His passionate approach to evangelizing the truth of the Catholic faith will both challenge and inspire those who hear him. He is dedicated to teaching and promoting Catholic values in complete faithfulness to Holy Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the Magisterium. His goal is simple: to bring people to a deeper love of Christ through the truth of the Catholic faith.

Deacon Harold is very active in giving lectures, retreats and seminars in parishes as well as at conferences. He is also busy writing for several publications. He has had many appearances on EWTN, as well as on many radio programs, both nationally and internationally. Currently, followers of Deacon Harold’s message are able to take the message home with them by ordering one of his CDs or DVDs at his website, http://dynamicdeacon.com


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