Episodes about "irish"

Father James Coyle

Father James Coyle

Father James Coyle was a beloved pastor and a firm defender of the faith in Birmingham, Alabama. The anti-Catholicism of the KKK led to him dying a martyr.

Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Charles Carroll of Carrollton was the wealthiest man in the colonies before the Revolutionary War and the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence

Catholics at Gettysburg

Catholics at Gettysburg

Catholics, including the Daughters of Charity and St. Francis Xavier church were heavily involved in the Civil War battle of Gettysburg.

Fred Allen

Fred Allen

Fred Allen was a hugely influential and beloved comic whose characters, tropes, and sketches have been imitated since his death. He also was a devout Catholic.

The Unsinkable Molly Brown

The Unsinkable Molly Brown

Margaret Brown helped the poor, helped to build the Cathedral in Denver, established a juvenile justice system, mediated labor strife, and survived the Titanic.

The History of St. Patrick’s Day

The History of St. Patrick’s Day

As great as St. Patrick is and important to Ireland, as Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us, the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day didn’t become the cultural phenomenon it is until Irish-Americans essentially created it and exported it around the world.

The Philadelphia Nativist Riots

The Philadelphia Nativist Riots

The Philadelphia Nativist Riots of 1844 were sparked by tensions between Catholics and Protestants over religious indoctrination in public schools.

Lt. Col. John Fitzgerald

Lt. Col. John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald was an aide-de-camp to George Washington who helped him avoid a coup and helped build Virginia’s first Catholic church.