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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.

Claude McKay

Claude McKay

Claude McKay, poet and author and a leader of the Harlem Renaissance, believed that socialism was the answer before he became Catholic.

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.”

Mother Teresa in America

Mother Teresa in America

Mother Teresa, St. Teresa of Calcutta, founder of the Missionaries of Charity, an honorary citizen, spoke against abortion at the National Prayer Breakfast

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.

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.

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