Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Catholic Church--Kentucky--History; Catholic Church--Kentucky--Bardstown--History; Kentucky--Church history; Bardstown (Ky.)--Church history
Early Catholicity in Kentucky is centered so closely around Bardstown, that to think of it at all in its early stages, is to think of Bardstown. Within the limits of this quaint little old town are many places of historic interest but in connection with this subject, we are concerned only with those which relate to early Catholicity in Kentucky. Perhaps the most interesting of these is St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, once the Cathedral of the West and a monument to the pioneer Catholics of Kentucky. The history of this beautiful old building will be given later under a separate heading. Of the early Catholics in Kentucky, Spalding states, “The Catholic population of Kentucky emigrated almost entirely from Maryland; chiefly from St. Mary’s, Charles’ and Prince George’s Counties.”
Lockett, Wickliffe, "Early Catholicity in Kentucky and the See of Bardstown." (1929). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 847.