Episodes about "midwest"

St. John Neumann

St. John Neumann

Born in Prachatice, Bohemia, St. John Neumann was the fourth bishop of Philadelphia and a Redemptorist. He was known for humility, and deep concern for souls.

Father Augustus Tolton

Father Augustus Tolton

Fr. Augustus Tolton was the first black priest in American history. He was born a slave, eventually studied in Rome, and was a beloved pastor.

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini overcame odds her entire life to make a huge difference for Italian immigrants in America, through trust in God’s providence, and her own tenacity

Dom Virgil Michel, OSB

Dom Virgil Michel, OSB

Virgil Michel was a Benedictine monk who spearheaded the liturgical movement in the U.S. and believed that liturgy should be at the center of catechesis and social justice.

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.

Shrines of St. Anne

Shrines of St. Anne

Shrines of St. Anne usually sprung up among French settlers, and are among the oldest Catholic establishments in the U.S., with dramatic stories.