Jacqueline Gresko, retiring as President General of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association, has taken on the editorship of the CCHA Bulletin. Terry Fay SJ, the editor of the past 23 years, after this issue will have stepped down in favour of the new editor, Jacqueline Gresko.
Mark and Eileen McGowan initiated the Bulletin as a way for historians interested in Catholic history to keep in touch with one another and share information on their research and upcoming publications. The Bulletin was conceived as a forum for the comments, brief articles, and information about members and their work.
In the first issues, Mark McGowan contributed “Current Publications,” Brian Clarke was book editor, and Linda Wicks contributed information on Catholic archives. Brian Hogan, John Moir, and Margaret Sanche collaborated to produce an annual “Current Bibliography of Canadian Church History” which was most useful for those teaching and researching church history. Current bibliography has been recently discontinued in favour of a lengthy online publication, Bibliography of Canadian Church History.
In the summer of 1991, Mark and Eileen McGowan resigned their editorship to Terry Fay when Mark was appointed Principal and Academic Vice-President of the University of St Michael’s College. At about the same time, Fred J. McEvoy became the book editor of the Bulletin and regularly contributes “Current Publications.” Members have contributed articles and obituaries on a regular basis. The Bulletin can be received as a hard copy or read online on the CCHA web site.