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It is a busy week of Indiana Catholic history events… Today, January 8th marks the 160th anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese of Fort Wayne (now known as the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend): By decree of Pope Pius IX, January 8, 1857, the northern half of the state became the Diocese of Fort […]
On this Feast of Saint Nicholas, in 1924, Bishop Herman Joseph Alerding, Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne, died of injuries he received in an automobile accident on Thanksgiving Day. Alerding’s “History of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Vincennes“, written in 1883, stands, to date, as the only history of the diocese […]
In 1836, Bishop Bruté brought with him, from France, 19 men who were destined to be the pillars of the Catholic Church in Indiana. These men included two of his successors as bishop, Celestine de la Hailandiere and Maurice de St. Palais. It included many of the heroes of the early Church; Benjamin Petit, Vincent […]
When Bishop Bruté came to Indiana in 1834 there were two priests assigned full time to the Diocese of Vincennes, which comprised the entire Syate of Indiana and the eastern half of Illinois. These were Bishop Bruté himself and Father Simon Lalumiere. Within nine years, in 1843, the Diocese of Chicago was established. The growth […]
Today marks the 156th anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese of Fort Wayne, now known as the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Since the establishment of the Diocese of Vincennes in 1834, which included the entire State of Indiana and the eastern half of Illinois, the area has been successively divided into smaller areas. […]