• May2022

    The American Catholic Historical Society was privileged to be asked to be a part of Interfaith Philadelphia and the Dare to Understand Award ceremony, which was held on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Monsignor Gregory Fairbanks, who serves both on Interfaith Philadelphia and the ACHS boards, was among the speakers.  Interfaith...

  • Jan2022

    The ACHS was delighted to see our support for the ongoing digitization of the Catholic Standard and Times featured in the latest issue of CatholicPhilly.com. In May 2020, the ACHS board agreed to provide a $10,000 grant to the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) to support the ongoing digitization of the Catholic Standard...

  • Dec2021

    On Friday, December 3, the American Catholic Historical Society had the privilege of conferring its 2021 Commodore Barry Award to Archbishop Nelson Pérez of Philadelphia. It was our first major gathering in two years and a fitting celebration for our distinguished honoree. We recorded the event to share our special...

  • Oct2021

    Our Fall 2021 issue is now in hand! We are pleased to feature a roundtable marking the 25th Anniversary of John McGreevy’s pathbreaking book, Parish Boundaries, as well as other articles and reviews. It also includes a cover essay by Kathleen Sprows Cummings marking 2021 as the 200th Anniversary of...

  • Earlier this week, we learned of the passing of longtime Board of Managers member, Lou Baldwin. The American Catholic Historical Society offers its sympathies and prayers to the Baldwin family. The Society, too, shares in the mourning with family and friends. Mr. Baldwin has touched so many lives with his...

  • This year marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, the religious order established by the Venerable Cornelia Connelly, a native Philadelphian. To mark this occasion, on Sunday, September 26 the ACHS welcomed Sister Roseanne McDougall, RHCJ and Ms. Emily Siegel to speak on...

  • Sep2021

    The American Catholic Historical Society is pleased to co-sponsor an exhibit, open house, and film screening hosted by the Redemptorist Archives as part of Archives Month Philly — a celebration of area archives throughout the month of October. October 26, 2021 from 9 AM to 5 PM with film screening at...

  • During the August 30, 2021 meeting of the Philadelphia Historical Commission, ACHS Recording Secretary, Chris Gibbons, spoke in support of the Historic Designation for the buildings of John W. Hallahan High School. “The original building was the first All-Girls Diocesan Catholic High School in the country”, Gibbons told the Commission....

  • Aug2021

    2021 Newsletter

    August 30, 2021

    Check out the 2021 ACHS newsletter to learn about the Society’s activities and our schedule of events for 2021-2022.

  • Jul2021

    Michael Finnegan, President of the American Catholic Historical Society, was featured in the July 2021 issue of Irish Edition. The story outlines the history of the organization as well as many of the advancements made under Finnegan’s leadership.