Episodes about "great plains"

Francis Sampson: Paratrooper Padre

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.

Roger Maris

Roger Maris

Roger Maris was New York Yankee who broke Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record. He was a quiet, hard-working Catholic who cared for teammates and family.

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.

John Wayne

John Wayne

John Wayne cultivated a rugged and tough, but family-friendly on-screen persona. But in his private life, it wasn’t until his death that he mended his ways.

Fr. Emil Kapaun

Fr. Emil Kapaun

Fr. Emil Kapaun was an Army chaplain who died in a prisoner of war camp during the Korean War. He is now a Servant of God.

Fr. Pierre-Jean de Smet, SJ

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 Noƫlle 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.

Mother Mary Bentivoglio

Mother Mary Bentivoglio

Mother Mary Magdalene Bentivoglio established the Poor Clares in the U.S. Her story is yet another of overcoming obstacles and persevering in faith.