• ACS online access

    Online Access to American Catholic Studies

    The ACHS is pleased to announce a new benefit of membership:  Free online access to the Society’s award-winning journal, American Catholic Studies! This includes access to the full run of back issues from 2011 onward. This benefit is made possible through our partnership with Project Muse, which hosts our journal as...

  • The Philadelphia Irish

    Event Recap: The Philadelphia Irish

    On Sunday, March 21, Dr. Michael Mullan presented on his forthcoming book, The Philadelphia Irish: Nation, Culture, and the Rise of a Gaelic Public Sphere (Rutgers University Press, 2021). His research drew heavily from archival material at the Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, including some sources that are part...

  • Little Flower HS lecture

    Event Recap: Little Flower High School and Catholic Girls’ education in Philadelphia

    On Sunday, February 21, Dr. Barbara Klaczynska Schmidt shared her research on Little Flower High School and Catholic Girls’ Education in Philadelphia as part of our local history series. The talk coincides with the celebration of Little Flower’s 80th anniversary.   The presentation is now available for viewing on Zoom.

  • St. Peter Claver Parish

    ACHS celebrates Black History Month

    The ACHS joins the church and the nation in celebrating Black History Month. It is an occasion to remind ourselves of the tremendous contributions Black Catholics have made to the church through their enduring faith and witness in the face of discrimination and adversity. We invite you to check out the following...

  • Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas from the American Catholic Historical Society

    Dear Members and Friends: As we prepare to celebrate the Birth of Christ, the ACHS Board extends its best wishes to all our members and friends. We hope that the blessings of the season fill your hearts and homes now and throughout the new year Looking back, the past year has...

  • Event Recap – The Birth of a Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church

    On November 8, 2020, Olga Segura joined us to discuss being a Black Catholic woman media professional in the midst of everything that has happened in 2020 including the pandemic, a long-overdue reckoning on systemic racism, and the presidential election. The presentation is now available for viewing on Zoom.

  • ACHS newsletter 2020

    2020 Newsletter

    The ACHS annual newsletter for Fall 2020 has just been issued. Read about the work of the Society and learn about our upcoming events for 2020-2021. 

  • Archbishop Nelson J. Perez

    Barry Award Dinner – 2021

    Because of restrictions on public gatherings related to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the ACHS has determined that it will not be feasible to hold the Barry Award Dinner this November.  We are delighted to announce, however, that this year’s selected honoree, Archbishop Nelson J. Perez, has agreed to receive the...

  • Resources on the Subject of Race and Racism

    The opinions expressed on this blog represent the views only of the individual contributors; they do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Catholic Historical Society. The U.S. bishops have named the reality of personal and systemic racism and they have called on Catholics to undertake the following tasks:...

  • American Catholic Historical Society

    Addressing the Legacy of Racism

    The board of the American Catholic Historical Society is appalled and grieved by the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. We mourn the loss of their lives and the countless others who have lost their lives as a consequence of racialized violence. Racism is a sin....