Episodes about "20th century"

Lilies of the Field: The Back Story

Lilies of the Field: The Back Story

Sidney Poitier won the first Oscar by a black man for his role in Lilies of the Field. The 1963 movie was produced on a shoe string budget in 14 days.

The Carmelites of Port Tobacco

The Carmelites of Port Tobacco

In 1790 four Carmelite nuns established a monastery at Port Tobacco, Maryland, making it the first women’s religious community in the new United States

Revisiting Frank Capra

Revisiting Frank Capra

Frank Capra made good Catholic films, even when rarely using religious imagery and themes. Revisit him on this 75th anniversary of It’s a Wonderful Life

Fr. Aloysius Schmitt & Pearl Harbor

Fr. Aloysius Schmitt & Pearl Harbor

Navy Chaplain Father Aloysius Schmitt had just finished Mass aboard the USS Oklahoma when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He died helping men to escape.

Lawrence Welk

Lawrence Welk

Lawrence Welk was born in North Dakota, where his parents instilled a strong Catholic faith. The leader of The Lawrence Welk Show was a daily communicant.

Father Francis Duffy

Father Francis Duffy

Father Francis Duffy was a seminary professor, chaplain to the Fighting 69th during World War I, and was a parish priest in New York City. He is memorialized in Times Square.

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini overcame odds her entire life to make a huge difference for Italian immigrants in America, through trust in God’s providence, and her own tenacity