Episodes about "laity"

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.

Wizard Clip

Wizard Clip

After the death of a stranger, manifestations of demonic possession required an exorcism by Fr. Prince Gallitzin in a place known as Wizard Clip.

El Santuario de Chimayo

El Santuario de Chimayo

El Santuario de Chimayo in northern New Mexico is the largest pilgrimage site in the U.S. Many miracles are attributed to the holy dirt found on the site.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Kateri Tekakwitha lost both of her parents to smallpox when she was four, and she was permanently scarred by it. She remained a virgin and became Catholic at 19.

Orestes Brownson: His American Thinking

Orestes Brownson: His American Thinking

Orestes Brownson, the first American Catholic intellectual, had strong ideas about Catholics’ place in American political life, as well as about slavery.

The Land of the Cross-Tipped Churches

The Land of the Cross-Tipped Churches

In the 19th century, German Catholics immigrated to western Ohio where the Precious Blood fathers built many cross-tipped churches in a small area

Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi

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.

Betty Hutton

Betty Hutton

Betty Hutton was “The Incendiary Blonde” of Hollywood, known for her high energy and her big singing voice. But her tragic personal life was only saved by a Catholic priest.