It is not uncommon for a visitor to Rome to bump into someone he or she knows while wandering the streets of the Eternal City because, after all, all roads to Rome. Since being in Rome, I have had the pleasure of meeting with a woman who grew up in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois and who now anchors a weekly news program on Shalom World TV, Voice of the Vatican.
Last week I sat down with Mrs. Ashley Noronha to discuss the life and example of the Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton. Parts of my interview aired on yesterday's broadcast, beginning at 14:28 and ending at 18:28 (though you should watch the entire program to get a sense of what's happening in the universal Church):
I am grateful to Ashley for the invitation to speak with her about Father Tolton and ask you to continue to pray for a swift conclusion to the cause for his beatification and canonization.