Toni Morrison, Award Winning Author, Dies at 88

Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison was an award-winning author of nearly a dozen novels whose words echoed the experiences of African American women. In 1993, she became the first African American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. Morrison was also a Catholic woman, and her works were woven with religious themes.

Though the world knows her well as Toni Morrison, her given name was Chloe Ardelia Wofford. At age 12 she became Catholic, and chose the name Anthony, after St. Anthony of Padua as her confirmation name. Thus was born her pen name, 'Toni'. 

Morrison died this week at the age of 88. Read more about her life as an author and Catholic in this article from Catholic News Service via the Catholic Missourian.
August 9, 2019 - 2:55pm
Categories: 

Latest Posts

ACLU Announces it will not Seek a Referendum Vote on HB 126

This week the ACLU announced that it would not collect signatures to place HB 126, the Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act, on the...Read more

U.S. Bishops Lament New Trump Administration Rule on "Public Charge"

Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, and Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice, FL, Chairman of...Read more

Federal Judge Dismisses Planned Parenthood Abortion Case

This week, U.S. District Court Judge Brian Wimes dismissed a case brought by Planned Parenthood Great Plains against the state of Missouri. At issue...Read more

Subscribe to Blog
  •  
  • 1 of 80