• May2024

    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. ...

  • Apr2024

    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?...

  • Mar2024

    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...

  • 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...

  • Jan2024

    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.

  • 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....

  • Dec2023

    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...

  • Nov2023

    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...

  • Oct2023

    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.

  • Sep2023

    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...