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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.

    Roman Martyrs in a Kentucky Catholic Church

    Roman Martyrs in a Kentucky Catholic Church

    ACH152: Why does a very old Catholic parish in Kentucky have the complete relics of two Roman martyrs? Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell the fascinating story of the relics of St. Bonosa and St. Magnus, an Italian Cistercian abbey, Pope St. Leo XIII, and St. Martin parish in Louisville.

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    * Church History | St Martin of Tours

    * Saints at St. Martin believed to be ancient Roman martyrs – The Record

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    * St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church (Louisville, Kentucky) – Wikipedia





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    • 15 min
    Mark Twain and Joan of Arc

    Mark Twain and Joan of Arc

    ACH151: Tha man who wrote Tom Sawyer would seem an unlikely author of a book about Joan of Arc. Tom and Noëlle Crowe explain how Mark Twain, this anti-Christian, even anti-Catholic, author, became not just interested in a Catholic saint’s life, but an ardent fan.

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    * Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by Mark Twain

    * How Joan of Arc conquered Mark Twain | America Magazine

    * Why was “Joan of Arc” Mark Twain’s favorite among all his many books?

    * Joan of Arc – Maid of Heaven – Mark Twain’s Writings

    * Mark Twain’s Writing Style and Short Biography | LitPriest

    * Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc – Wikipedia

    * Joan of Arc – Wikipedia





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    • 20 min
    Fr. Francis Sampson, Paratrooper Padre

    Fr. Francis Sampson, Paratrooper Padre

    ACH150: Fr. Francis Sampson was chaplain with the 101st Airborne who jumped over France on D-Day, 1944. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us of the selfless exploits of this Catholic priest who some believe should have received the Medal of Honor for his actions.

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    * D-Day Drama at the Klondike Aid Station – Warfare History Network

    * Francis L. Sampson – The Paratroop Padre – Speaking For A ChangeSpeaking For A Change

    * D-Day’s Enduring Memory: Heroic Chaplains Remembered on 75th Anniversary| National Catholic Register

    * Francis L. Sampson – Wikipedia





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    • 19 min
    Andre Cailloux

    Andre Cailloux

    ACH149: Capt. Andre Cailloux was a black free man and a hero of the Civil War. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how this Catholic family man joined the Union Army as one of its first black officers and became a hero that inspired generations with his patriotism and bravery.

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    * Civil War Heroes: Andre Cailloux & Claude Paschal Maistre

    * The Case for Posthumously Awarding André Cailloux The Congressional Medal of Honor – The Journal of the Civil War Era

    * André Cailloux – From The Encyclopedia Of African American History

    * A Patriot, a Priest and a Prelate: Black Catholic Activism in Civil War New Orleans

    * The Funeral of André Cailloux: Fallen Captain of the Louisiana Native Guards, Buried July 29, 1863

    * How a Black Civil War Hero’s funeral paved the way for second lines

    * French Creoles | Andre Cailloux





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    • 19 min
    Maria von Trapp

    Maria von Trapp

    ACH148: Maria von Trapp’s life inspired the film The Sound of Music, but as Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us, her life was so much more exciting and inspiring and faith-filled than even Hollywood could make it.

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    * Movie vs. Reality: The Real Story of the Von Trapp Family | National Archives

    * The Real-Life Story of Maria von Trapp

    * As Rosmarie Trapp dies, what happened to the other The Sound of Music siblings? | Daily Mail Online

    * Maria von Trapp – Wikipedia





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    • 21 min
    Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the USA

    Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the USA

    ACH147: In 1846, the bishops of the USA named the Blessed Mother under her title of Immaculate Conception as Patroness of the USA. Tom and Noëlle Crowe relate how devotion to Mary played a key role in the New World from 1492 and how that devotion led her patronage.

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    * Our Lady as Patroness of the United States under her title of the Immaculate Conception – Catholic Philly

    * CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Immaculate Conception

    * Immaculate Conception | EWTN

    * Immaculate Conception of Mary Patroness of the United States –Aleteia

    * Concilia provincialia, Baltimori habita ab anno 1829 usque ad annum 1849 : Archdiocese of Baltimore (Md, Catholic Church, Province of Baltimore

    * Patronages of the Immaculate Conception – Wikipedia





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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
322 Ratings

322 Ratings

jarnold@12 ,

Keep it up!

Great episodes chronicling people and moments in our history! I love how American Catholicism is presented neither as hagiography nor demonized. Instead the podcast shows us figures and events as the Church sees history - God's presence working through grace and sin.
Great episode length and a variety of subject manner for just about anyone. This podcast needs more listeners!

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Thank you

Keep ‘em coming!! Thank you guys for this great teaching tool.

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Good but start uploading again

Love the show but what is going on?

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