• 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...

  • Aug2023

    2023 Annual Newsletter

    August 30, 2023

    Check out our 2023 annual newsletter to learn about the ACHS, its activities, and our schedule for the upcoming 2023-2024 year!  Members should have already received their print copy in the mail. We invite you to share the newsletter with family, friends, associates, and anyone who might be interested in American...

  • Jun2023

    Looking for some summer reading?  Check out the latest issue of American Catholic Studies. The issue includes: We hope you enjoy! 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.

  • Thanks to generous support from the American Catholic Historical Society, fourteen more years of Catholic Standard & Times, spanning from 1916 to 1930, have just been added to the Catholic News Archives, a free online resource that provides access to twenty historic Catholic newspapers and news agencies from across the country from as early...

  • Apr2023

    Spring has arrived – and so has the Spring 2023 issue of American Catholic Studies.  The issue features: Members can access journal issues online! Not yet a subscriber? Join the ACHS today! All members automatically receive a print subscription to the journal.

  • Feb2023

    St. Elizabeth Parish, founded in North Philadelphia in 1872 to serve a German immigrant population, would later be transformed as African Americans fleeing the harsh realities of segregation in the South flooded into Northern cities like Philadelphia. By the 1950s, with the support of dynamic and innovative pastoral leadership, St....

  • Jan2023

    On Saturday, January 7, 2023, the ACHS was honored to open its doors to members of the American Catholic Historical Association, who were in Philadelphia for their annual conference. The ACHA, founded in 1909, is the primary professional organization in the United States for scholars of Catholic history. To conclude their annual...

  • The latest issue of the Society’s journal, American Catholic Studies, is here. It features articles on the reconciliation of Father Leonard Feeney, the controversial Boston priest (by Richard Gribble); on Father Thomas Tobin, a WWII-era labor priest in Portland, Oregon (by Samuel Mertz), and a 50th anniversary account of the history of...

  • Nov2022

    On Friday, November 18, the American Catholic Historical Society had the privilege of conferring its 2022 Commodore Barry Award to Jerry Parsons, CTDI Chairman and founder.  Jerry and his family have a long history with philanthropic organizations throughout the Philadelphia region with a major focus on Catholic education and the...

  • Oct2022

    The latest issue of the Society’s journal, American Catholic Studies, is here. We’re pleased to feature a special Forum on “Building Catholic Studies Where We Are,” an account of Bishop John England’s diplomatic work, and a cover essay on the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Members...