The Cause

The Cause

The Father Tolton Guild

Official Organization for the Promotion of the Cause of Canonization of Father Augustus Tolton.

Guild Members:

  • Bishop Joseph N. Perry
    Diocesan Postulator for
    The Cause of Father Augustus Tolton
  • Jeff & Patricia Alcorn
    Herscher, Illinois
  • Father Arthur Anderson, OFM
    Sacred Heart Province Franciscan Fathers
  • Thomas Berry
    Catholic Cemeteries Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Father Manuel Dorantes
    St. Clement Parish, Chicago
  • Monsignor Leo Enlow
    Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
  • Bishop Raymond Goedert
    Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, retired
  • Father Peter Harman
    Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
  • Mr. & Mrs. Rakim A. Jihaad
    Evanston, Illinois
  • Father David Jones
    St. Benedict the African Parish, Chicago
  • Sandra & David Kelly
    Chesterton, Indiana
  • Father Antoine Leason, SVD
    Divine Word Missionaries
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Andrew & Terri Lyke
    Matteson, Illinois
  • Norma T. Mullon
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Father Michael W. Penn
    Diocese of Jefferson City
  • Father Elric Sampson, OFM
    Sacred Heart Province Franciscan Fathers
  • Irene Solecki
    Kankakee, Illinois
  • Linda Tuggle
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Dr. C. Vanessa White
    Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program
    Catholic Theological Union
  • Dr. Kathryn Worthen
    St. Ailbe Parish, Chicago

Father Augustus Tolton Cause for Canonization

Historical Commission Members:

  • Father Cyprian Davis, O.S.B., S.T.L., Ph.D.
    St. Meinrad Archabbey
    St. Meinrad, Indiana
  • Dr. Cecilia Moore, M.A., Ph.D.
    University of Dayton
    Dayton, Ohio
  • Mr. John J. Treanor, M.C., C.A., C.R.M
    Vice Chancellor Archives
    Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Father Martin Zielinski, M.Div., M.A., Ph.D.
    University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary
    Mundelein, Illinois

Father Augustus Tolton Cause of Canonization

Theological Commission Members:

  • Father Michael J. K. Fuller, S.T.D.
    Executive Director of the Secretariat of Doctrine and Canonical Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
  • Father Lawrence Hennessey, Ph.D.
    University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary
    Mundelein, Illinois
  • Father Charles Meyer, S.T.D.
    University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary
    Mundelein, Illinois