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John R. Dichtl

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124865

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124865.001.0001

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A Central Role for Priests

A Central Role for Priests

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(p.19) Chapter 2 A Central Role for Priests
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Frontiers of Faith
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John R. Dichtl

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124865.003.0002

As Father Badin passed through Pennsylvania's southwestern corner during the fall of 1807, he claimed that he had “found Catholics almost every where” as he believed that there were more than those he had actually encountered that proliferated in areas between the Monongahela and Ohio rivers. He included in his report to Bishop Carroll the possible obstructions that the faithful had to face, and that some Catholics did not fully acknowledge what they were and fell into latitudinarianism. The cause of this, as pointed out by Batin, was that there were no clergy or priests for these people to commune with. To address the need for more priests, the report stated, the appropriate priests for places such as southwestern Pennsylvania should be dexterous, indefatigable, and resistant to disappointments, disagreeable weather, and other such circumstances.

Keywords:   Father Badin, Monongahela river, Ohio river, Bishop Carroll, clergy, priests

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