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.
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Shrines of St. Anne
Shrines of St. Anne usually sprung up among French settlers, and are among the oldest Catholic establishments in the U.S., with dramatic stories.
Fr. Pierre-Jean de Smet, SJ
The Jesuit missionary Fr. de Smet met, befriended, and evangelized nearly every native tribe west of the Mississippi in the mid-19th century and, as Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us, was prized among nearly everyone for his joy, his wisdom, his holiness, and his tirelessness in bringing Christ to all he could meet.
North American Martyrs
Sts. Isaac Jogues, Rene Goupil, and John de Lalande were the first Jesuit martyrs to give their lives for Christ in what was then New France in the 1640s.
Holy Hill Basilica & Shrine
Rising above the flat landscape near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, rises Holy Hill and atop the hill stands a grand basilica dedicated to Our Lady Help of Christians.
John McLoughlin, Father of Oregon
Before Oregon and Washington were US states, John McLoughlin was in charge of essentially all of the Pacific Northwest. He was a larger than life presence.
Archbishop Charles John Seghers, Apostle to Alaska
Archbishop Charles John Seghers is considered the “Apostle to Alaska.” He lived and died tragically bringing Catholic Faith to the Pacific Northwest.
Ben Franklin and John Carroll
Ben Franklin helped the Church choose Jesuit Father John Carroll to be the first bishop of Baltimore after their friendship began before the Revolution.