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The hidden gems and compelling stories of Catholic Americans who have contributed to their nation by virtue of their faith over the past three centuries.

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United States

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The hidden gems and compelling stories of Catholic Americans who have contributed to their nation by virtue of their faith over the past three centuries.

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English

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720-295-7776


Episodes
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A special message from StarQuest CEO Dom Bettinelli

12/7/2023
StarQuest CEO Dom Bettinelli has a special message for listeners as we approach the Christmas season. We need to hear from you this Advent and Christmas at sqpn.com/give The post A special message from StarQuest CEO Dom Bettinelli appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:02:38

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The Apparition of The Lady in Blue

9/19/2023
In the 1620s, a native American community in what would become Texas were evangelized by a mysterious lady in blue. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell the story of how a Spanish nun, Mary of Agreda, miraculously visited the Jumanos without leaving her Spanish monastery 5,000 miles away. The post The Apparition of The Lady in Blue appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:17:18

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American Catholic Food

8/28/2023
Catholics have had a tremendous impact on American food from the beginning. Tom and Noëlle Crowe explore a handful of these contributions, from wine and cheese at the California missions to Cajun and creole food in Louisiana to the Filet-o-Fish in McDonalds to muskrat dinners in the midwest and more The post American Catholic Food appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:19:45

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Maronite Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon

8/14/2023
The Maronite Shine of Our Lady of Lebanon in Ohio is a place of pilgrimage for Maronite Catholics throughout the US. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us the history of the shrine and of Maronites in the US, including the near-miraculous acquisition of the land on which is is built. The post Maronite Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:16:42

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Old St. Mary, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

7/31/2023
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, originally built on a barge in 1782, is the oldest church in the state. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us that despite its small congregation, it has historical significance and ties to international and church politics. The church has faced challenges throughout the years but has persevered and is still standing in Plum Bayou. St. Mary's Church is a symbol of perseverance and houses the grave of a potential saint. The post Old St. Mary, Pine Bluff, Arkansas appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:23:19

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Mother Catherine Spalding

7/10/2023
Mother Catherine Spalding helped found the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky in 1813. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how she spent 45 years leading and building the order and was responsible for dozens of schools, orphanages, infirmaries, and homes for the poor, leading her to be named one of the most influential women in Kentucky history. The post Mother Catherine Spalding appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:24:52

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Bob Newhart

6/26/2023
Bob Newhart is one of the most influential and beloved comedians of the last 60 years, who set records with his comedy albums and TV shows. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how Newhart attributes both his 60-year marriage and successful career, in part, to his Catholic faith. The post Bob Newhart appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:20:29

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Andy Warhol

6/12/2023
Andy Warhol is one of the most recognizable 20th century artists who was also known for his hedonist lifestyle. Tom and Noëlle Crowe discuss how he was also a Catholic who prayed and attended church regularly. How can we reconcile this contradiction to understand the real Warhol? The post Andy Warhol appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:21:39

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Fr. Joseph O’Callahan, SJ, Savior of the Franklin

5/29/2023
When the USS Franklin was bombed on March 19, 1945, Fr. Joseph O'Callahan, the chaplain aboard, sprang into action. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us that not only did he administer sacraments, but he also led damage control actions that helped save the ship, leading to his being awarded the Medal of Honor. The post Fr. Joseph O’Callahan, SJ, Savior of the Franklin appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:18:27

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Catholics Fight Segregation in Florida

5/22/2023
In 1916, three brave Sisters of St. Joseph were arrested for teaching black children. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how, with Bishop Michael Curley of St. Augustine by their side, they fought the law and won! Discover their inspiring battle against segregation in Florida. The post Catholics Fight Segregation in Florida appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:17:18

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Joseph Warren Revere

5/1/2023
Joseph Warren Revere, grandson of Paul Revere, lived a life of military adventure, raised the American flag in California, and helped found the US Naval Academy. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how he converted to Catholicism during the Civil War and was devout the rest of his days. The post Joseph Warren Revere appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:20:44

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Joseph Barbera

4/10/2023
Joseph Barbera was one half of the powerhouse animation duo of Hanna-Barbera. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how Joseph's Catholic schooldays got him started in cartooning and how his crowning achievement was a return to his Catholic roots. The post Joseph Barbera appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:20:36

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Samuel Sutherland Cooper

3/27/2023
The Forrest Gump of early 19th-century US Catholics? Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us about this priest who seemed to know every important US Catholic of his time and yet is almost unheard of. So why was Fr. Samuel Cooper so important? The post Samuel Sutherland Cooper appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:24:17

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Mother Mary Lange, OSP

3/13/2023
Mother Mary Lange founded the first religious order of black women in the US. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how this woman of faith lived a life of service and patience, dedicated to spreading the Gospel, which may lead to her canonization. The post Mother Mary Lange, OSP appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:15:47

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Fr. Henry Duranquet, SJ, Apostle to the Tombs

1/30/2023
Fr. Henry Duranquet, SJ, was called Apostle of the Tombs because of his decades ministering to convicts in New York’s prisons, including the prison known as “The Tombs.” Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how his patient Christlike work won over thousands of souls for Christ, including the most notorious killers. The post Fr. Henry Duranquet, SJ, Apostle to the Tombs appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:19:03

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Buffalo Bill Cody

1/16/2023
Buffalo Bill Cody was a hard-living cowboy and one of the most famous people of his day, spreading the legend of the “Wild West" around the world, even meeting the Pope. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how in the end Bill found Christ and His Church. The post Buffalo Bill Cody appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:22:39

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2022 Year in Review

1/2/2023
As 2022 ends, Tom and Noëlle Crowe change things up to review the year's episodes, talk about what astounded them, discuss some of their Conversations, reveal what's been going on in their lives, and chat about what they have in mind for the future of the show. The post 2022 Year in Review appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:43:20

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National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche

12/19/2022
The oldest shrine in the US dedicated to the Blessed Mother is St. Augustine's Our Lady of La Leche shrine. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how this devotion to the physical aspects of Mary's motherhood of Jesus came to be in Florida and the unusual honor it has received from Pope Francis. The post National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:09:24

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Bishop Benedict Joseph Flaget

12/5/2022
Bishop Benedict Flaget may be the most important bishop in the US' early history who isn't named Carroll. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us about his humble decades of service as both a priest and a bishop on the wild frontiers of the US and why he should have a cause for canonization opened. The post Bishop Benedict Joseph Flaget appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:26:47

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Bloody Monday in Louisville

11/14/2022
Louisville, Kentucky, 1855. Election day turned into a violent massacre as Know Nothings attacked Catholics to prevent them from voting. Tom and Noëlle Crowe give us the background on the fear and hatred that led to death and destruction on the Ohio River and the aftermath. The post Bloody Monday in Louisville appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:14:51