Joseph Warren Revere, grandson of Paul Revere, led a life of military service, discipline, and duty. He became Catholic while serving as a general in the Civil War.
Episodes about "laity"
Joseph Barbera, co-founder of Hanna-Barbera, got his start at his Catholic grade school. He drew Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, Scooby Do, and others.
Buffalo Bill Cody
Buffalo Bill Cody, one of the most famous people on earth in his day, traveled the world with his Wild West show and was baptized the day before he died.
Bloody Monday in Louisville
August 6, 1855 is known as Bloody Monday in Louisville, Kentucky. The Know Nothings used violence to try to keep Catholics from voting, and the violence turned into riots.
Edgar Allan Poe and the Blessed Mother
Edgar Allan Poe is known for horror and suspense, but he showed an understanding of Catholicism in some works, and wrote a lovely poem to the Blessed Mother
Doc Holliday, friend of Wyatt Earp, went to the wild west due to tuberculosis. Years after the shootout at the OK Corral, he became Catholic before his death.
Mark Twain and Joan of Arc
Mark Twain considered Joan of Arc his best, and his favorite work. Twain was anti-Catholic, but found in Joan what he regarded as the greatest person ever to live.
Andre Cailloux, a black Catholic in antebellum New Orleans, became one of the first black officers in the Union Army, and died heroically during the attack on Port Hudson.
Maria von Trapp
Long before The Sound of Music, Maria von Trapp was the driving force behind the Trapp Family Singers. Her life was more interesting than the musical suggests.