Spring 2016 Newsletter

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From the Director

Lead Story

Rediscovering Vatican II: Frederick Franck's Drawings from the Second Vatican Council   |    by Catherine R. Osborne


2016 Grant & Award Recipients

Cushwa Center Activities

Hibernian Lecture Kicks Off Cushwa Center's 40th Anniversary Celebration with a Gilded Age Murder Mystery

Seminar in American Religion: Jason C. Bivins' Spirits Rejoice! Jazz and American Religion

American Catholic Studies Symposium Focuses on Experience of Hispanic Catholics in U.S. Parishes

University of Notre Dame Archives Report

New Collections

Remembering a Champion of American Catholic History

History of Women Religious

Lead Story: "In Memory of Them": The Women Drafters of Gaudium et Spes   |    by Elaine Catherine MacMillan

Program Schedule: Whither Women Religious: Analyzing the Past, Studying the Present, Imagining the Future," The 10th Triennial Conference on the History of Women Religious

HWR Announcements & Publications

Why I Study Women Religious   |    by Thomas Rzeznik

"Still Guests in Our Own House? Women and the Church since Vatican II" Conference Recap   |    by Mary Beth Fraser Connolly


Black Saint of the Americas: The Life and Afterlife of Martin de Porres
by Celia Cussen    |   Review by Michael Skaggs

Recent Publications of Interest (in PDF only)

Recent Journal Articles of Interest (in PDF only)

Web Extras 

Online only interviews with Cushwa Research Travel Grant recipients Jennifer CallaghanGracjan Kraszewski, and Todd Ream