Episode 160

Bishop Benedict Joseph Flaget was the first bishop of Bardstown, and later the first bishop of Louisville, Kentucky, He was probably the most important bishop of the early church in America not named John Carroll. He spent the majority of his four decades as bishop traveling by horseback and on foot through his vast diocese. He was an incredibly holy and wise man whose counsel was sought on all Church matters in America and even in Rome when matters touching on America arose. 

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