The Catholic Telegraph of Cincinnati reports that Chicago auxiliary bishop Joseph Perry, a celebrant of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass long rumored to be the next ordinary for my home Diocese of Rochester, New York, will be here next Monday to deliver a talk on Servant of God Fr. Augustus Tolton:

The latest lecture in the annual George Findley Lecture Series, sponsored by the Athenaeum of Ohio – St. Mary’s Seminary and the Office of African American Catholic Ministries, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in the Bartlett Center on the Athenaeum’s campus in Mt. Washington. The Most Rev. Joseph Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will present a lecture on “Father Augustus Tolton: From Slave to Priest.” Fr. Tolton has been given the title “Servant of God,” which is the first stage in the process of being canonized a saint. It means that the Holy See has carried out its own consultations to determine if there is any reason the Church should not proceed in investigating the cause for canonization.

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