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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.

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

Archbishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy

6/21/2021
The first bishop of the American territory of New Mexico, Jean-Baptiste Lamy was the subject of the historical novel "Death Comes for the Archbishop." Tom and Noëlle Crowe relate his work in bringing unruly clergy to heel and bringing the faith to uncatechized laity in the region. The post Archbishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:19:24

Sr. Miriam Michael Stimson

6/14/2021
All modern DNA science owes a debt to this formidable Dominican nun. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell the story of Sr. Miriam, who blazed a trail for women in science in the mid-20th century and showed that in coming to know truth, we know more about God. The post Sr. Miriam Michael Stimson appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:17:29

Noël Dube, Hero of D-Day

6/7/2021
In a special 100th episode, Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell the story of Noëlle's grandfather, Noël Dube, a man of deep faith whose bravery and sacrifice on D-Day and following was matched only by his faith and devotion to the Blessed Mother throughout his life. The post Noël Dube, Hero of D-Day appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:22:50

Fr. Emil Kapaun

5/31/2021
Fr. Emil Kapaun may one day become the first Catholic saint who is also a Medal of Honor recipient. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us about the dedicated US Army chaplain who died in a North Korean POW camp after selflessly praying with and encouraging his fellow prisoners to survive hell on Earth. The post Fr. Emil Kapaun appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:21:02

Father Stephen Badin

5/24/2021
Fr. Stephen Badin was the first Catholic priest ordained in the United States, a title he took great pride in. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us about this gruff, rigid man who was also a tender and caring pastor, a man who traveled well over 100,000 miles in pursuit of souls for Christ. The post Father Stephen Badin appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:19:57

Catholics at Gettysburg

5/17/2021
The Battle of Gettysburg is often considered a turning point of the Civil War. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how Catholics played key roles in the battle before, during, and after, including the Daughters of Charity who nursed the wounded and dying and Fr. William Corby, chaplain of the Irish Brigade. The post Catholics at Gettysburg appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:19:31

St. Damien of Molokai

5/10/2021
Fr. Damien de Veuster came to the Hawaiian Islands in 1864 as a missionary and soon volunteered to minister to the leper colony on Molokai. Tom and Noëlle Crowe describe his ministry among those who were ill and set aside as one filled with joy and selfless love until his own death, which led to his canonization as St. Damien. The post St. Damien of Molokai appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:20:51

The Apparition of Our Lady of Good Help

5/3/2021
In 1859, a young Belgian immigrant had an encounter in a Wisconsin forest with a woman surrounded by light. Tom and Noëlle Crowe relate how Adele accepted the call of Our Lady to catechize the children of the region and how 150 years later this became the first approved Marian apparition in the US. The post The Apparition of Our Lady of Good Help appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:20:58

St. Rose Priory and the Coming of the Dominicans

4/26/2021
St. Rose Priory in Kentucky is the original home of the Dominican order in the United States. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how American-born Bishop Edward Fenwick brought the Order of Preachers to the US and established them here on the western frontier of the newborn country. The post St. Rose Priory and the Coming of the Dominicans appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:14:11

Fred Allen

4/19/2021
Fred Allen was a hugely influential and beloved comic actor in the golden age of radio whose characters, tropes, and sketches have been imitated ever since. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us that even though Allen's Catholicism was public and obvious, his simple faith showed through. The post Fred Allen appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:18:42

The Unsinkable Molly Brown

4/12/2021
Margaret Brown did so much in her life--helping the poor, building churches, establishing a juvenile justice system, women's suffrage, even running for office and going into acting--that Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us she'd remarkable even if she hadn't also survived the sinking of the Titanic. The post The Unsinkable Molly Brown appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:18:07

Happy Easter!

4/10/2021
Happy Easter! Lindsay, Caroline, and Lino reflect on events during the Holy Week, including Caroline’s involvement in the Baptism and Reconciliations of her son and his friends. They discuss some insights gained from the Easter Triduum Masses and then have a fun science chat about Mars and spaceships. The post Happy Easter! appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:04:55

Fr. Pierre-Jean de Smet, SJ

4/5/2021
The Jesuit missionary Fr. de Smet met, befriended, and evangelized nearly every native tribe west of the Mississippi in the mid-19th century and, as Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us, was prized among nearly everyone for his joy, his wisdom, his holiness, and his tirelessness in bringing Christ to all he could meet. The post Fr. Pierre-Jean de Smet, SJ appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:19:36

Blessed Michael McGivney and the Knights of Columbus

3/29/2021
The Knights of Columbus are the largest Catholic fraternal and charitable organization in the world, and as Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us, we can thank the charismatic and holy young priest Fr. Michael McGivney for identifying the need for the Knights among his people and starting it all. The post Blessed Michael McGivney and the Knights of Columbus appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:19:36

Mother Mary Magdalene Bentivoglio

3/22/2021
Mother Mary Bentivoglio's story is yet another of overcoming obstacles and persevering in faith. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how this Poor Clare nun came to the US with her community in the late 19th century and was bounced around the country as she sought to establish her contemplative monastery. The post Mother Mary Magdalene Bentivoglio appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:19:59

The History of St. Patrick’s Day

3/15/2021
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. The post The History of St. Patrick’s Day appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:19:54

Father Ferdinand Farmer

3/8/2021
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 post Father Ferdinand Farmer appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:16:41

Bishop Simon Bruté

3/1/2021
The French-born Bishop Simon Bruté, first bishop of Vincennes, Indiana, was a famed intellectual and missionary. He was even associated with Napoleon Bonaparte. But Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us he was also a simple man of deep faith and very humble with a lasting impact. The post Bishop Simon Bruté appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:21:25

George Washington, Catholic?

2/22/2021
Ever since he died, there has been speculation that George Washington converted to Catholicism on his deathbed. Tom and Noëlle Crowe look at the reasons why some think our first President did and the attitudes and actions in his life that were favorable toward Catholics. The post George Washington, Catholic? appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:19:11

Mary Edmonia Lewis

2/15/2021
Mary Edmonia Lewis was a black Catholic woman who became a great sculptor. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tells us that in order to overcome prejudice against her she moved to Rome from the US early on and it wasn't until quite recently that Lewis received recognition for her great art. The post Mary Edmonia Lewis appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:17:12