• Event Recap: St. Joseph’s, Philadelphia, During the Civil War

    We had a spectacular turnout for our May 7 lecture, with more than fifty people in attendance at the house and an equal number online. Mr. Leo Vaccaro, a history teacher at St. Joseph’s Prep, shared his fascinating research on St. Joseph’s church, prep, and hospital during the Civil War. ...

  • American Catholic Studies: Spring 2024

    Our Spring 2024 issue has just arrived. With it, we are excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the relaunch of the journal as American Catholic Studies.  You’ll also notice our new look, with a refresh of the cover design and other elements. Check it out! Not yet a subscriber?...

  • ACHS 2024 Research Travel Grant Recipients

    The ACHS is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the Society’s research travel grant.    Dr. Ramon Luzarraga (pictured), associate professor of Theology and Religious Studies at St. Martin’s University (Lacey, WA), will be using the Redemptorist Archives to study Redemptorist missions in the Caribbean as part of a larger project...

  • Event Recap: Oneness: A Black Catholic’s Journey

    On February 18, 2024, in a timely talk to coincide with Black History Month, the ACHS welcomed Ms. Bea Joyner to speak on Oneness: A Black Catholic’s Journey, a documentary project that captures Black Catholic life at Most Blessed Sacrament parish in West Philadelphia.  She shared some of her photographs of the...

  • American Catholic Studies: Winter 2023/24

    We’re pleased to announce the release of our Winter 2023/24 issue.   In This Issue: Not yet a subscriber? Join the ACHS today! All members automatically receive a print subscription to the journal. Members can also access journal issues online.

  • Editors of American Catholic Studies win Trisco-Minnich prize for editing

    Congratulations to the editors of American Catholic Studies, the flagship publication of the American Catholic Historical Society. They have been named the first winners of the American Catholic Historical Association’s Trisco-Minnich prize for editing. The American Catholic Historical Association is honored to award the Robert F. Trisco and Nelson H....

  • 2023 Barry Award Dinner honors Theresa and Paul Murtagh

    Thank you to all our members, friends, and benefactors who joined us at our 41st Annual Barry Award Dinner to celebrate this year’s honorees, Theresa and Paul Murtagh. It was a most joyous evening, with nearly 300 individuals filling the Lincoln Ballroom at the Union League of Philadelphia.  It was...

  • Announcing the ACHS Research Travel Grant

    The ACHS is pleased to announce a new research travel grant to support scholars and researchers working on any project related to American Catholic history who need to conduct research in any archive, library, or repository in the five-county Philadelphia area.   For more information and application instructions, please visit https://amchs.org/research/research-travel-grant/.  The application...

  • American Catholic Studies: Fall 2023

    We’re pleased to announce the release of our Fall 2023 issue.   In its pages, you will find: Not yet a subscriber? Join the ACHS today! All members automatically receive a print subscription to the journal. Members can access journal issues online.

  • Event Recap – Scrapbook Historiography: The Early Decades of the ACHS

    One of the ways that early members of the American Catholic Historical Society preserved a record of their activities was by gathering materials together in a series of scrapbooks. In this talk, Dr. Patrick Hayes revisits those scrapbooks to gain insights into both the founding years of the ACHS and...