CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, recently appointed bishop of the Diocese of Joliet, Ill., and former bishop of the Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio, has been named the 2012 Athenaeum of Ohio Distinguished Alumnus. He will receive the award during a visit to the Athenaeum in March.
Bishop Conlon, a Cincinnati native, received his master’s of divinity degree from the Athenaeum’s Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in 1975. He was selected as the 2012 distinguished alumnus by the Rev. Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh, Athenaeum president/rector, from a slate of four nominees presented him by The Athenaeum of Ohio Alumni Association.