Samuel Sutherland Cooper, a convert, is an important priest of early American catholicism whom you’ve never heard of. Eucharistic miracle, zeal, saving souls
Episodes about "priest"
Father Henry Duranquet, SJ: Apostle to the Tombs
Father Henry Duranquet, SJ, became known as “The Apostle to the Tombs” for his 25-plus years working to save souls in the prisons of New York City.
Bishop Benedict Joseph Flaget
Bishop Benedict Joseph Flaget was the first bishop of Bardstown and Louisville, Kentucky. He was a very humble man and hardworking bishop.
Father Mulcahy, MASH
Father Mulcahy of the MASH 4077 was perhaps the most important priest on television not named Fulton Sheen. William Christopher, who played him, was Methodist.
Venerable Nelson Baker
Venerable Nelson Baker trusted everything to Our Lady of Victory, and through her intercession built institutions and a Basilica in Lackawanna, near Buffalo, New York.
Francis Sampson: Paratrooper Padre
“Paratrooper Padre,” Fr. Francis Sampson, parachuted into Normandy on D-Day. He saved lives, was nearly executed, and was nominated for the Medal of Honor.
Fr. Aloysius Schmitt & Pearl Harbor
Navy Chaplain Father Aloysius Schmitt had just finished Mass aboard the USS Oklahoma when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He died helping men to escape.
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.
Father Francis Duffy
Father Francis Duffy was a seminary professor, chaplain to the Fighting 69th during World War I, and was a parish priest in New York City. He is memorialized in Times Square.