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August 18, 2022
Kevin Schmiesing on Archbishop John Hughes

During our conversation, Dr. Kevin Schmiesing gave us a list of some of the most significant Catholics in the history of Catholicism in America. Tom was tickled pink that the bishop he chose to include was Archbishop "Dagger" John Hughes, fourth bishop and first archbishop of New York.

Hughes has long been one of Tom's favorite characters in American Catholic history, so he was happy for this bit of professional, scholarly affirmation...

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