Episodes about "irish"

Father Peter Whelan: The Angel of Andersonville

Father Peter Whelan: The Angel of Andersonville

Fr. Peter Whelan was an elderly Irish priest in Georgia and South Carolina who brought Christ to the sick and imprisoned during the Civil War. Tom and Noƫlle Crowe tell how brought Christ to both Confederate POWs in the North, and Union POWs at the most notorious prison camp in the South, Andersonville.
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Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man

James Braddock was a rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of the 1920s and 30s, and was heavyweight boxing champion, winning in a stunning upset victory. But as Tom and Noelle Crowe tell us, he was also a devoted family man and devout Catholic who never forgot the charity he received at his lowest time of his life.
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Annie Moore and Catholic Immigration

Annie Moore and Catholic Immigration

On January 1, 1892, Annie Moore was the first immigrant to pass through the gates of Ellis Island and as Tom and Noelle Crowe tell her story, they also tell the story of Catholic immigration to the US in the late 19th century, including the hopes, the challenges, and the helping hands.
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William Grace

William Grace

William Grace was an Irish immigrant, founder of a successful company , a generous philanthropist, and first Catholic mayor of New York City.

Commodore John Barry

Commodore John Barry

Commodore John Barry was an Irish immigrant who became known as the Father of the US Navy, its first commissioned officer, and first flag officer.

Fr. Patrick Peyton

Fr. Patrick Peyton

Fr. Patrick Peyton coined the phrase “the family that prays together stays together.” His “family theatre” program inspired thousands, and he helped the CIA.

Patrick Manogue

Patrick Manogue

Irish immigrant Patrick Manogue made a fortune in the California gold rush before going to seminary, and eventually becoming first bishop of Sacramento.

Margaret Haughery

Margaret Haughery

Margaret Haughery, the “Bread Woman of New Orleans,” was an immigrant from Ireland who lost her family twice before starting successful businesses and doing extraordinary philanthropy.