In new research, Kathleen Sprows Cummings chronicles how canonization, or the intricate process of naming someone a saint, prompted a minority religious group to define, defend and celebrate its American identity.
Maggie Elmore explores the history of advocacy services sponsored by the Catholic Church since the 1920s on behalf of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Patricia Wittberg, S.C., offers sociological perspective on the preservation of religious congregations' archival collections as many communities anticipate downsizing, mergers, or completion in the years ahead.
Peter Cajka reviews Karen Johnson's One in Christ: Chicago Catholics and the Quest for Interracial Justice.
Ryan P. Murphy (Chestnut Hill College) reflects on his research and teaching on American Catholic women religious.
In 2019, the Cushwa Center is providing grants and awards to 19 scholars for a variety of research projects.
On November 7, 2019, Father Clarence Williams, C.PP.S., spoke at Rare Books and Special Collections in Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library, reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus.
The fall 2018 Seminar in American Religion featured Hollinger's Protestants Abroad.
In October 2018, R. Marie Griffith delivered the annual Cushwa Center Lecture on the ways that sex, gender, and religion have divided American society since the 1920s.
O'Donnell delivered the annual Hibernian Lecture in September 2018.