Episodes about "laity"

Lilies of the Field: The Back Story

Lilies of the Field: The Back Story

Sidney Poitier won the first Oscar by a black man for his role in Lilies of the Field. The 1963 movie was produced on a shoe string budget in 14 days.

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