Orestes Brownson, the first American Catholic intellectual, had strong ideas about Catholics’ place in American political life, as well as about slavery.
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Orestes Brownson was a major intellectual and a Catholic convert. He was raised Christian, but it took 41 years before he found his way to the Catholic faith.
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 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 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.
Charlene Richard was an ordinary girl in Louisiana. But the way she died of leukemia, and the miracles that followed, make her the “Little Cajun Saint.”
Mary Virginia Merrick was paralyzed by a fall when she was young, but she had a deep love of Christ and she founded the Christ Child Society to help mothers and children.
John Wayne cultivated a rugged and tough, but family-friendly on-screen persona. But in his private life, it wasn’t until his death that he mended his ways.
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