ACHS welcomes American Catholic Historical Association

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...

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American Catholic Studies: Winter 2023

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...

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American Catholic Studies: Fall 2022

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...

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ACHS newsletter 2022

2022 Newsletter

Check out our annual newsletter to learn about the ACHS, its activities, and our schedule for the upcoming 2022-2023 year!  Members will be receiving copies in the mail this week. We invite you to share the newsletter with family, friends, associates, and anyone who might be interested in American Catholic...

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ACS summer 2022

American Catholic Studies: Summer 2022

The latest issue of the Society’s journal, American Catholic Studies, is here.  We’re pleased to feature articles on the growth of the Catholic Church in post-Revolution Maine and on the Blue Army of Fatima in Cold War America.  We also have a review forum on Maureen O’Connell’s new book, Undoing...

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Catholic Philly

ACHS Featured in CatholicPhilly

The ACHS was delighted to see our support for the ongoing digitization of the Catholic Standard and Times featured in the latest issue of 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...

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American Catholic Studies Fall 2021

Fall issue of American Catholic Studies released

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...

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Lou Baldwin passes

Lou Baldwin, Catholic Journalist, ACHS Board of managers, passes

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...

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Hallahan Opening Day

Advocating for Historical Preservation

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....

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