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American Catholic History
21 minutes | May 23, 2022
Maria von Trapp
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. The post Maria von Trapp appeared first on StarQuest Media.
17 minutes | May 16, 2022
Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the USA
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. The post Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the USA appeared first on StarQuest Media.
19 minutes | May 9, 2022
Sr. Ignatia and Alcoholics Anonymous
AA has been a blessing in the lives in many thousands and Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how Sr. Ignatia Gavin was at the root of its founding and how her compassion led to changed attitudes and true care and treatment for those suffering from alcoholism. The post Sr. Ignatia and Alcoholics Anonymous appeared first on StarQuest Media.
19 minutes | May 2, 2022
Patricia Neal was a Hollywood star who nevertheless encountered trouble and tragedy in her life through infidelity, abortion, and illness. But as Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us, she eventually found faith, forgiveness, and redemption in the Catholic faith to bring peace to her life. The post Patricia Neal appeared first on StarQuest Media.
21 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
Gary Cooper was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood and lived a life reflective of that status, including some moral failings. But Tom and Noëlle tell us that eventually Cooper began to live up to the heroes he portrayed in his films and even experienced a profound Catholic conversion. The post Gary Cooper appeared first on StarQuest Media.
16 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
America’s First Mass, Florida, 1513
The first Mass celebrated in America may have been celebrated in Eastertide in Florida in 1513. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell the story of Ponce de Leon's expedition to the unexplored land, which first brought Catholicism to these shores centuries before independence. The post America’s First Mass, Florida, 1513 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
19 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
While the current Major League record holder for most home runs in a season has an asterisk in the book, Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us that Roger Maris, the previous record holder, was also subjected to controversy over his record. But this quiet man of faith should not be doubted for his accomplishment. The post Roger Maris appeared first on StarQuest Media.
22 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
Jean Louis Cheverus
Jean Cheverus was the first bishop of Boston and as Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us he was beloved throughout his diocese, by both Catholics and Protestants alike. By the time he moved on in 1823, the Catholic community in Boston had grown in faith, numbers, and impact on city. The post Jean Louis Cheverus appeared first on StarQuest Media.
15 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
Daniel Barber was a man of integrity who followed where the truth led him. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how Barber, an early 19th-century Episcopalian priest, discovered the truth of the Catholic Church, which led not just to his conversion, but to his whole family's as well. The post Daniel Barber appeared first on StarQuest Media.
22 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
Jack Kerouac is known as one of the founder of the Beat Generation and is infamous for his debauched lifestyle, but as Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us, Kerouac saw himself as a Catholic writer who after much wandering, found himself, like St. Augustine, eventually coming home to his Catholic faith. The post Jack Kerouac appeared first on StarQuest Media.
22 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
John Boyle O’Reilly
John Boyle O'Reilly was a soldier, a convict, a poet, and a journalist who left a lasting impact in the United States. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how this Irishman escaped from an Australian penal colony and ended up in Boston as a champion of civil rights and editor of The Boston Pilot, the oldest continuously published Catholic newspaper in the US. The post John Boyle O’Reilly appeared first on StarQuest Media.
21 minutes | Mar 7, 2022
The Ark and The Dove
When Catholics arrived in Maryland in 1634, they arrived on two ship, The Ark and The Dove. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us the story of how the Maryland colony was founded as a safe haven for Catholics and their journey aboard those ships to St. Clement Island, where the colonists' first Mass was offered. The post The Ark and The Dove appeared first on StarQuest Media.
17 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
John von Neumann
John von Neumann was one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century, and as Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us, at the end of his life that brilliance led him to the Catholic faith. Von Neumann had a hand in some of the biggest events and advances of the last 80 years, but his towering intellect led him back to God. The post John von Neumann appeared first on StarQuest Media.
18 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
The Josephites began as a missionary order to serve black Catholics in postbellum America. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us about the roots of the order in England, their difficulties in dealing with racism within and outside the Church, and how they established parishes, schools, and other institutes over the past 150 years. The post The Josephites appeared first on StarQuest Media.
17 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
The Pope’s Stone
The construction of the Washington Monument in the 19th century was hampered by many delays and problems. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us that one of the strangest controversies surrounded a stone donated to the project by Pope Pius IX and the anti-Catholic conspiracy theories that resulted. The post The Pope’s Stone appeared first on StarQuest Media.
24 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
Claude McKay was a Jamaica-born African-American poet who spent much of his life fighting against racism and in the creativity of the Harlem Renaissance. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how his atheistic socialism gave way to a Catholic faith through the Catholic Worker Movement and friendship with Dorothy Day. The post Claude McKay appeared first on StarQuest Media.
21 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
Ven. Frederic Baraga
Bishop Frederic Baraga was once known as the Snowshoe Priest for his drive to travel in any season throughout Michigan to serve his flock. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell the story of this saintly bishop of the mid-19th century and his dedication to the native tribes with whom he shared his love for Christ. The post Ven. Frederic Baraga appeared first on StarQuest Media.
22 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Mother Teresa in America
Mother Teresa was one of just a few people to be made an honorary US citizen, and Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how this modern saint gave her truly Christ-like witness to divine love and the dignity of every life to all Americans--including the the most influential and powerful--on several occasions. The post Mother Teresa in America appeared first on StarQuest Media.
22 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
Lilies of the Field: The Back Story
The recent death of Sidney Poitier gave Tom and Noëlle Crowe an excuse to go back and look at this award-winning movie and the book it is based on, including the back story of how it was made; the dedication and sacrifice of those who made it; and the real-life nuns who inspired this story of faith and humanity. The post Lilies of the Field: The Back Story appeared first on StarQuest Media.
27 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
St. John Neumann
St. John Neumann was the first male American saint. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tells us how this diminutive priest took a leap of faith by coming to the US from Europe to be a priest for His people. He eventually became bishop of Philadelphia, and along the way gained a reputation for holiness in bringing Christ through word and deed. The post St. John Neumann appeared first on StarQuest Media.
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