Episodes about "religious liberty"

The History of St. Patrick’s Day

The History of St. Patrick’s Day

As great as St. Patrick is and important to Ireland, as Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us, the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day didn’t become the cultural phenomenon it is until Irish-Americans essentially created it and exported it around the world.

Father Ferdinand Farmer

Father Ferdinand Farmer

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.

The Philadelphia Nativist Riots

The Philadelphia Nativist Riots

The Philadelphia Nativist Riots of 1844 were sparked by tensions between Catholics and Protestants over religious indoctrination in public schools.

Pope Night

Pope Night

The anti-Catholic Pope Night was the pre-Revolutionary War import of the British Guy Fawkes revelries on November 5, until George Washington stopped it.

Lt. Col. John Fitzgerald

Lt. Col. John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald was an aide-de-camp to George Washington who helped him avoid a coup and helped build Virginia’s first Catholic church.

Eusebio Kino

Eusebio Kino

Fr. Eusebio Kino, S.J., was a 17th century Jesuit who ministered tirelessly to the native people of Arizona and Sonoran Mexico, fought for their dignity, and introduced cattle ranching.

Kentucky Catholics and Bourbon

Kentucky Catholics and Bourbon

Catholic families from Maryland moved to the Kentucky frontier where they established the Church and helped make Bourbon a thing.