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
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St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini overcame odds her entire life to make a huge difference for Italian immigrants in America, through trust in God’s providence, and her own tenacity
Vince Lombardi coached the NFL Green Bay Packers to wins in Super Bowl I and II. He went to daily Mass and his Catholic faith formed his coaching.
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.
Harry who? Harry Warren was one of the most prolific and successful American songwriters, with hits on Broadway and in Hollywood.
Sister Blandina of Cincinnati
Sister Blandina spent decades helping immigrants in Cincinnati realize the American dream while holding onto their faith, and aiding women and children.
Sister Blandina, Fastest Nun in the West
Sister Blandina was an Italian-born nun in the late 1800s sent to bring the Gospel to the Wild West. She earned the respect of many, including Billy the Kid.
Fr. Vincent Capodanno, The Grunt Padre
Fr. Vincent Capodanno was a chaplain with the US Marines in Vietnam and a Maryknoll priest. As Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us in this very personal episode, he was known as the Grunt Padre for how he served his Marines. His ultimate sacrifice on the battlefield led to him receiving the Medal of Honor and being placed on the path to canonization.
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Padre Pio and US Servicemen
St. Padre Pio had some interesting interactions with US servicemen during and after WWII, including reports of a flying friar waving off bombers.