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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.

    Padre Pio and US Servicemen

    Padre Pio and US Servicemen

    ACH47: While Padre Pio was not American, as Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us, he did have some interesting interactions with US servicemen during and after WWII, including reports of a flying friar waving off bombers over San Giovanni Rotondo and rescuing a US pilot over the Pacific whose parachute didn’t open.

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    * Flying Monk, Padre Pio

    * Saint Padre Pio – Mustard Seed Recording

    * My Brother Met Padre Pio During World War II – Padre Pio Devotions

    * Padre Pio Saves His Monastery from Bombing During World War II – Virily

    * Padre Pio The Mystic – Bilocation





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    • 9 min
    Joyce Kilmer

    Joyce Kilmer

    ACH046: Every student learns the poem “Trees” in school. But now Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us the story of its author Joyce Kilmer Catholic convert who wrote that and more poems, including his heroic sacrifice of his life as a soldier in France in World War I.

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    * The Poet Who Died Fighting | Stories | Notre Dame Magazine | University of Notre Dame

    * Joyce Kilmer: the ‘Apostle to Bohemia’ who died in battle – Catholic Herald (subscription required)

    * Joyce Kilmer and the Fighting 69th – The American Catholic

    * The tragedy of Joyce Kilmer, the Catholic poet killed in World War I | America Magazine

    * Joyce Kilmer – Wikipedia





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    • 15 min
    Dorothy Day

    Dorothy Day

    ACH045: Dorothy Day famously asked not to be called a saint in her lifetime. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us this Catholic champion of the rights and dignity of the poor and laborers was lauded for her holiness even as others decried her former roots in Communist beliefs. Who was this founder of the Catholic Worker Movement?

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    * Dorothy Day: What Catholics don’t understand about communism | America Magazine

    * An ‘Intimate Portrait’ Of Dorothy Day, The Catholic Activist With A Bohemian Past : NPR

    * General Audience of 13 February 2013 | BENEDICT XVI

    * Catholic Worker Movement

    * Dorothy Day – Wikipedia

    * Brief Biography | The Dorothy Day Guild

    * Dorothy Day’s Radical Faith | The New Yorker





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    • 19 min
    Irene Dunne

    Irene Dunne

    ACH044: Irene Dunne was one of the most successful and famous actresses of Hollywood’s golden age. But as Tom and Noëlle Crowe recall, she was also a down-to-earth wife and mother and a devout Catholic who spent her retirement years in numerous charitable works.

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    * Everyone Loved Irene | Vanity Fair | March 2004

    * Guideposts Classics: Irene Dunne on Her Faith Journey

    * Irene Dunne – Wikipedia

    * Irene Dunne – Hollywood’s Golden Age

    * Picturegoer, February 17.1945 – irenedunnesite – a place for all Irene Dunne related information

    * Screening the Past: A Rare Interview With Irene Dunne – Chicago Tribune





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    • 19 min
    Kentucky Catholics and Bourbon

    Kentucky Catholics and Bourbon

    ACH043: The histories of whiskey and Catholicism in Kentucky have close ties. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us of the Kentucky pioneers who established Catholicism west of the Appalachians and helped make bourbon that most distinctive of American spirits, then helped save it after prohibition.

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    • 16 min
    Gene Kranz

    Gene Kranz

    ACH042: Gene Kranz was an unsung hero of NASA’s golden age of manned spaceflight. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us that as director of mission control, he oversaw dozens of Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo flights, including Apollo 11 and 13. And his Catholic faith underpinned his “failure is not an option” spirit that characterized his tenure.

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    * Lessons From My Father – NASA 50th Magazine

    * For NASA’s Gene Kranz, failure was not an option – HoustonChronicle.com

    * Foundations of Mission Operations – Leading Space

    * Tough and Competent — Russ Garrett

    * Gene Kranz – Wikipedia

    * ‘We need a habitat on the moon,’ says former NASA flight director – Catholic Philly

    * NASA flight director says faith, family have marked his life’s journey

    * This Day in Quotes: “Houston, we have a problem” — but “failure is not an option”…





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    • 16 min

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