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Introduction

   Welcome to the Indiana Catholic website! This site is intended to teach, to share, and to advance the memory of those men and women who have gone before us, marked with the sign of faith in Indiana. In particular, I want to share the early history of the clergy in Indiana, especially the 18th, 19th and even the early 20th century.
   Names such as Simon Brute;, Anthony Deydier, Benjamin Petit, Simon Lalumiere, St. Mother Theodore Guerin, Mother Theresa Hackelmeier and many others who helped to maintain and spread the faith and bring the sacraments and all the exterior trappings of Roman Catholicism to the backwoods of Indiana in the earliest days of the Diocese of Vincennes which later became the Diocese (and Archdiocese) of Indianapolis.
   Please look around, click on the links, let us know what you think. There are links to original documents as well. There are bibliographies, indexes, and more in-depth information about particular people, places and things.
   If you have any comments, criticisms, suggestions, or anything else that you would like to make known to me, please do not hesitate to send me an e-mail.


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This website is lovingly dedicated to the memory of
Msgr. John J. Doyle
Sister Ann Kathleen Brawley SP
Fr. Thomas C. Widner S.J.

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