Navy Chaplain Father Joseph T. O’Callahan was aboard the USS Franklin when it was bombed during World War II. His actions that day merited the Medal of Honor
Episodes about "20th century"
Catholics Fight Segregation in Florida
Three Sisters of St. Joseph were arrested in St. Augustine, Florida in 1913 for refusing to comply with segregation. Bishop Michael Curley supported the sisters
Joseph Barbera, co-founder of Hanna-Barbera, got his start at his Catholic grade school. He drew Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, Scooby Do, and others.
Buffalo Bill Cody
Buffalo Bill Cody, one of the most famous people on earth in his day, traveled the world with his Wild West show and was baptized the day before he died.
Father Mulcahy, MASH
Father Mulcahy of the MASH 4077 was perhaps the most important priest on television not named Fulton Sheen. William Christopher, who played him, was Methodist.
Venerable Nelson Baker
Venerable Nelson Baker trusted everything to Our Lady of Victory, and through her intercession built institutions and a Basilica in Lackawanna, near Buffalo, New York.
Roman Martyrs in a Kentucky Catholic Church
The relics of two Roman Martyrs rest in St. Martin of Tours, a Louisville, Kentucky Catholic Church. Anti-Catholicism plays a role in this whole story
Mark Twain and Joan of Arc
Mark Twain considered Joan of Arc his best, and his favorite work. Twain was anti-Catholic, but found in Joan what he regarded as the greatest person ever to live.
Francis Sampson: Paratrooper Padre
“Paratrooper Padre,” Fr. Francis Sampson, parachuted into Normandy on D-Day. He saved lives, was nearly executed, and was nominated for the Medal of Honor.