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.
Akande (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) received a Research Travel Grant to visit the Notre Dame Archives for research for his dissertation.
Gabrielle Guillerm reviews Ann M. Little's The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright.
Carolyn Osiek, R.S.C.J., explains the process of preparing the complete writings of Philippine Duchesne for publication.
Benjamin J. Wetzel and Kathryn Rose Sawyer revisit the spring 2018 conference Enduring Trends and New Directions, in light of the intellectual legacy of Mark Noll and several of his colleagues.
Margaret McGuinness revisits Pedagogy of Peace, a March 2018 symposium in Ireland sponsored by the Cushwa Center.
Catherine R. Osborne reviews Matthew J. Cressler's Authentically Black and Truly Catholic: The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration
Medina-Rivera visited the Notre Dame Archives in June 2018 to research Spanish language usage in the U.S. Catholic Church during the 20th century.
Guasco received a 2018 Hesburgh Research Travel Grant to study Father Hesburgh’s leadership in the early years of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute.
Research Travel Grant recipient Gabriela Perez recently visited the Notre Dame Archives to study the life and work of Archbishop Patricio Flores.
This year, funds will support travel to research sites throughout the Midwestern United States as well as Valence, France; Madrid, Spain; and the Tiwi Islands off the northern coast of Australia.