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American Catholic History, hosted by Tom and Noelle Crowe, finds 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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American Catholic History, hosted by Tom and Noelle Crowe, finds 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.

    St. Damien of Molokai

    St. Damien of Molokai

    ACH096: 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.

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    * Saint Damien of Molokai

    * eVols at University of Hawaii at Manoa: Life and letters of Father Damien, the Apostle of the lepers

    * About St. Damien | St. Damien Sacramental Solutions

    * Father Damien Statue, U.S. Capitol for Hawaii

    * Father Damien – Kalaupapa National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)

    * Father Damien – Wikipedia

    * Father Damien of Molokai | Papal Artifacts

    * American Catholic History pilgrimage to the Kentucky Catholic Holy Land in 2021





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    • 20 min
    The Apparition of Our Lady of Good Help

    The Apparition of Our Lady of Good Help

    ACH095: 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.

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    * Adele’s Story | The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

    * This is the only officially recognized Marian apparition in the United States

    * First Approved Marian Apparition in the US, Champion, Wisconsin – Catholicism.org

    * Called to Evangelize: The Story of Adele Brise and the Mariophany that Changed her Life

    * Guided by Mary, Adele Brise taught children about Catholic faith | The Compass

    * National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help – Wikipedia

    * American Catholic History pilgrimage to the Kentucky Catholic Holy Land in 2021





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    • 20 min
    St. Rose Priory and the Coming of the Dominicans

    St. Rose Priory and the Coming of the Dominicans

    ACH094: 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.

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    * Province History – Dominican Friars Province of St. Joseph

    * Edward Fenwick – Wikipedia

    * History – St. Rose Priory Church, Springfield, Kentucky

    * St. Rose Priory – Wikipedia

    * Bourbon, Bluegrass, And the Bible – The Hillbilly Thomists – YouTube

    * American Catholic History pilgrimage to the Kentucky Catholic Holy Land in 2021





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    • 14 min
    Fred Allen

    Fred Allen

    ACH093: 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.

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    * Fred Allen – Wikipedia

    * Forgotten Laughter: The Fred Allen Story | AMERICAN HERITAGE

    * The Man Behind Fred Allen’s Cutting-Edge Comedy – CSMonitor.com

    * Obituary for Fred Allen

    * Fred Allen Show : Internet Archive

    * More of the Fred Allen Show : Internet Archive

    * Fred Allen – King for a Day w/ Jack Benny – YouTube

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    * American Catholic History pilgrimage to the Kentucky Catholic Holy Land in 2021





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    • 18 min
    The Unsinkable Molly Brown

    The Unsinkable Molly Brown

    ACH092: 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.

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    * About Margaret “Molly” Brown – Molly Brown House Museum

    * The Unsinkably Catholic Molly Brown, Heroine of the Titanic| National Catholic Register

    * Scandalous Women: The Unsinkable Molly Brown

    * Molly Brown: Suffragist, Socialite and Adventurer – Colorado Virtual Library

    * What Would Margaret Do? One Irish Catholic Woman’s Push for Equality – Molly Brown House Museum

    * Margaret Brown – Wikipedia

    * American Catholic History pilgrimage to the Kentucky Catholic Holy Land in 2021





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    • 18 min
    Fr. Pierre-Jean de Smet, SJ

    Fr. Pierre-Jean de Smet, SJ

    ACH091: 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.

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    * CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Pierre-Jean de Smet

    * Life, letters and travels of Father Pierre-Jean de Smet, S. J., 1801-1873

    * An introduction and history of Fr. Pierre Jean De Smet, S.J.

    * The Prairie of the Mass

    * Father De Smet in Wyoming | WyoHistory.org

    * Pierre-Jean De Smet

    * The Apostle of the Rocky Mountains: Father Pierre-Jean De Smet, S.J. – Catholicism.org

    * Pierre-Jean De Smet – Wikipedia

    * American Catholic History pilgrimage to the Kentucky Catholic Holy Land in 2021





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    • 19 min

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197 Ratings

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