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.
Episodes about "20th century"
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 trusted everything to Our Lady of Victory, and through her intercession built institutions and a Basilica in Lackawanna, near Buffalo, New York.
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 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.
“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.
Long before The Sound of Music, Maria von Trapp was the driving force behind the Trapp Family Singers. Her life was more interesting than the musical suggests.
Sister Ignatia co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous at St. Thomas Hospital in the 1930s. Her methods became important parts of the way AA works.
Hollywood star Patricia Neal had a famous affair with Gary Cooper before marrying Roald Dahl. She endured tragedy before finding peace at Regina Laudis Abbey.