Actor says he was ‘destined’ to play Father Tolton, first recognized U.S. Black priest

November 20, 2023 | Catholic Standard

BY MARK PATTISON | Catholic Standard

im Coleman stars as Venerable Father Augustus Tolton, the first recognized Black U.S. Catholic priest, in “Tolton: From Slave to Priest,” a play that will be staged Sunday and Monday, Nov. 19-20 at 7 p.m. at The Catholic University of America’s Maloney Hall. (Photo courtesy of Saint Luke Productions)

Jim Coleman had had a decent career in television and movies. Five years ago, he was figuring on retiring and acting in the occasional commercial – if it didn’t interfere too much with his golfing.

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