Shrines of St. Anne usually sprung up among French settlers, and are among the oldest Catholic establishments in the U.S., with dramatic stories.
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Catholics, including the Daughters of Charity and St. Francis Xavier church were heavily involved in the Civil War battle of Gettysburg.
When Jesuit Father Ferdinand Farmer came to the US colonies before the Revolution, they were bitterly divided by religious intolerance. Tom and Noëlle tell us how his selfless, tireless efforts did much to break down the walls and help the Catholic faith to gain respect.
Mary Lou Williams was one of the great jazz musicians of the 20th century. As Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us, when she’d had enough of the dissolute life that came with fame, Mary Lou eventually turned her heart to Christ, became Catholic, and put her musical talent in His hands.
The Philadelphia Nativist Riots of 1844 were sparked by tensions between Catholics and Protestants over religious indoctrination in public schools.
Roberto Clemente was one of the greatest baseball players, but his off-the-field charitable work inspired by his Catholic faith that remains his greater legacy.
The Influenza pandemic of 1918 hit Philadelphia particularly hard, killing up to 16,000 people. The Catholic Church in the city stepped up to help mightily.
St. Anthony Chapel in Pittsburgh is a remarkable place of pilgrimage containing more than 5,000 relics of saints, the Blessed Mother, and Jesus.
Commodore John Barry was an Irish immigrant who became known as the Father of the US Navy, its first commissioned officer, and first flag officer.