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Desegregating the Altar: The Josephites and the Struggle for Black Priests, 1871-1960 by Stephen J. Ochs
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Studio: Louisiana State University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 5.98" Height: 1.11" Weight: 1.54 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 1993
Publisher Louisiana State University Press
ISBN 0807118591 ISBN13 9780807118597
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More About Stephen J. Ochs
Stephen J. Ochs, the Lawler Chair of History at Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Md., is the author of A Black Patriot and a White Priest: Andre Cailloux and Claude Pashal Maistre in Civil War New Orleans, Desegregating the Altar: The Josephites and the Struggle for Black Catholic Priests, 1871-1960 and, most recently, A Cause Greater Than Self: The Journey of Captain Michael J. Daly, World War II Medal of Honor Recipient."
Stephen J. Ochs currently resides in Silver Spring, in the state of Maryland.
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"Black" Catholic is ill-defined May 2, 2003
There appears to be a movement among black and liberal American Catholics to create a "black Catholic" history that rightfully belongs to multiracial Americans. Louisiana Creoles are the victims of this attempt to create "black" Catholics, but the most prominent victims are three brothers born to an Irish-American father and a mulatto mother in antebellum Georgia. James Augustine Healy was bishop of the diocese of Portland, Maine from 1875 until his death in 1900. Patrick Francis Healy served successively as professor, prefect of studies, vice-rector, and, from 1874 to 1882, as rector of Georgetown University. Alexander Sherwood Healy served as rector of Holy Cross Cathedral and, for a few months before his death in 1875, as pastor of St. James Parish in Boston. Ochs admits that the Healys did not identify with blacks but with their Irish heritage and were not considered "black" by others. Indeed, not only were the Healy brothers only one-quarter "black" and of caucasian phenotype, but it was their Irish father who reared them as Catholics and paid for the educations that allowed them to rise to such high positions in their Church. Nevertheless, hypodecent fanatics like Ochs claim that "blacks" deserve all the credit.Passing for Who You Really Are