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Author/Editor: David J. Endres
This bicentennial history of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati illuminates the rich story of Catholicism’s foundations and expansion from the Great Lakes to the Ohio River.
In 1821, Edward Dominic Fenwick was appointed to lead a new diocese that included all of Ohio and much of the Northwest Territory. Here, the Church encountered a sparsely settled landscape—with Native Americans, descendants of French fur traders, and newly arrived settlers. Traveling missionaries, most of whom did not speak English, overcame hardship and misunderstanding to offer the Gospel to the Western frontier.
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