New York History Review has just published John Timon - Buffalo’s First Bishop : His Forgotten Struggle to Assimilate Catholics in Western New York by Paul E. Lubienecki online. Timon assimilated Catholics and Catholic women into the culture of western New York and established Catholicism while battling the local Protestant clergy and the Catholic hierarchy.
Mr. Lubienecki is a doctoral student of History at Case Western Reserve University. His dissertation topic is on the history and influence of the Catholic Church on the American labor movement.
The article can be found here on our website.