Catholics, including the Daughters of Charity and St. Francis Xavier church were heavily involved in the Civil War battle of Gettysburg.
Episodes about "healthcare"
The Influenza pandemic of 1918 hit Philadelphia particularly hard, killing up to 16,000 people. The Catholic Church in the city stepped up to help mightily.
Rose Hawthorne was born into American literary royalty, but converted to Catholicism and eventually founded the Dominicans of Hawthorne and a hospital.
Danny Thomas, son of Lebanese immigrants, became the star of Make Room for Daddy and after a promise he founded St. Jude Children’s Hospital