Episodes about "19th century"

Andre Cailloux

Andre Cailloux

Andre Cailloux, a black Catholic in antebellum New Orleans, became one of the first black officers in the Union Army, and died heroically during the attack on Port Hudson.

Bishop Jean Louis Cheverus

Bishop Jean Louis Cheverus

Jean Louis Cheverus was the first bishop of Boston, 1808-23. He was a remarkable man of humility, learning, and service. Bishop Cheverus died in 1836.

Conversion of Daniel Barber and Family

Conversion of Daniel Barber and Family

Rev. Daniel Barber was a fine upstanding protestant minister — Congregationalist then Episcopalian — before questions of Apostolic Succession rocked his world.

John Boyle O’Reilly

John Boyle O’Reilly

John Boyle O’Reilly, Irishman, poet, soldier, convict, escapee, journalist, was also a champion of civil rights for all, regardless of race or creed.

The Josephites

The Josephites

The Josephites separated from the Mill Hill priests to serve freed slaves and all other black Catholics in the US. They faced faced terrible racism, segregation

The Pope’s Stone

The Pope’s Stone

Pope Pius IX donated “The Pope’s Stone” to be included in the Washington Monument. Know Nothings stole it, and dumped it in the river near Washington, DC.

Ven. Frederic Baraga

Ven. Frederic Baraga

Ven. Frederic Baraga, the first bishop of Marquette in the upper peninsula of Michigan, was a tireless missionary from slovenia, who is known as the “snowshoe priest.”

St. John Neumann

St. John Neumann

Born in Prachatice, Bohemia, St. John Neumann was the fourth bishop of Philadelphia and a Redemptorist. He was known for humility, and deep concern for souls.