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ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry
Titular Bishop of Lead and 
Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago

Most Reverend Joseph Nathaniel Perry, TCL, DDBishop Joseph Perry was appointed, by mandate of his Holiness, Pope John Paul II, Titular Bishop of Lead [an historic former See in South Dakota] and Auxiliary to his Eminence, Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, on 5 May 1998. His Episcopal consecration took place 29 June, 1998 the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral.

Bishop Perry, originally, a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, was ordained a priest by the late Archbishop William Edward Cousins, May 24, 1975 at St. John Cathedral, Milwaukee. After an eighteen month assignment as associate pastor of St. Nicholas Parish, Milwaukee, he was assigned to the Tribunal offices of the Archdiocese in December 1976 and was sent for graduate studies in canon law at The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. His priestly ministry has been spent with ecclesiastical law and education working primarily in the church courts as advocate, then as judge in the court of appeals that services the suffragan dioceses of Superior, La Crosse, Green Bay and Madison, and as conciliation and arbitration officer. In 1983 he was appointed chief judicial officer of the Tribunal for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, a post he held for two six year terms until his appointment as pastor of All Saints Parish, Milwaukee, in June 1995.

He served as the chaplain of the St. Thomas More Lawyers Society of Wisconsin an association of Catholic lawyers and judges. Until his appointment as bishop he was also adjunct professor of canon law studies at Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Sacred Heart Seminary, Hales Corners, Wisconsin. He continues as adjunct professor of canon law at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois.

His episcopal duties, currently, sees him as Episcopal Vicar for one of six Vicariates of the Archdiocese of Chicago, a jurisdiction that covers 75 parishes and 2 missions and an Oratory and 55 elementary schools and 7 secondary schools, 96 priests and 250,000 Catholics.

In 2010, Bishop Perry was assigned diocesan postulator for the Cause for Sainthood of Father Augustus Tolton and he is Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the National Black Catholic Congress, Baltimore, Maryland.

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