Episodes about "religious liberty"

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.

Fr. Pierre Gibault and Francis Vigo

Fr. Pierre Gibault and Francis Vigo

Fr. Pierre Gibault and Francis Vigo were instrumental in helping George Rogers Clark defeat the British in the western theatre of the Revolutionary War.

The Martyrs of La Florida

The Martyrs of La Florida

Over the span of about 200 years, up to 1,000 Catholic missionaries and natives, were martyred in what is now the US Southeast.

Margaret Brent, Savior of Maryland

Margaret Brent, Savior of Maryland

Margaret Brent was among the wealthiest colonists of her day, and she may have singlehandedly saved the Catholic colony of Maryland in the 17th century.

The Cathedral of the Plains

The Cathedral of the Plains

From the prairie of Victoria, Kansas soars St. Fidelis basilica, AKA “The Cathedral of the Plains.” It was built by immigrant Volga Germans.

Ben Franklin and  John Carroll

Ben Franklin and John Carroll

Ben Franklin helped the Church choose Jesuit Father John Carroll to be the first bishop of Baltimore after their friendship began before the Revolution.