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Desegregating the Altar: The Josephites and the Struggle for Black Priests, 1871--1960

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Desegregating the Altar: The Josephites and the Struggle for Black Priests, 1871--1960 - Ochs, Stephen J
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Historically, black Americans have affiliated in far greater numbers with certain protestant denominations than with the Roman Catholic church. In analyzing this phenomenon scholars have sometimes alluded to the dearth of black Catholic priest, but non one has adequately explained why the church failed to ordain significant numbers of black clergy until the 1930s. Desegregating the Altar, a broadly based study encompassing Afro-American, Roman catholic, southern, and institutional history, fills that gap by examining the ...

Desegregating the Altar: The Josephites and the Struggle for Black Priests, 1871--1960 1993, LSU Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807118597

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Desegregating the Altar: The Josephites and the Struggle for Black Priests, 1871-1960 1990, Louisiana State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780807115350

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