Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy 175th Birthday Mississippi Catholics- The Bishop Who Built Church From Nothing

                 St. Mary Basilica, Cathedral Natchez Mississippi

On July 18, 1837, Pope Gregory XVI erected the Diocese of Natchez,which  then covering the whole state of Mississippi.

Pat McNamara has an excellent post on the first Bishop that had to literally build the Church from nothing. See Up from Scratch: Bishop John Chanche and Mississippi Catholicism

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