Program: 84th Annual CCHA Conference in Toronto
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March 8, 2017

Canadian Catholic Historical Association (CCHA)
84th Annual Conference
Ryerson University (Toronto, Ontario)


Tuesday, May 30, 2017
2:00 pm – (details TBA)

Tour newly renovated St. Michael’s Cathedral
6 pm – Welcoming Dinner together (details TBA)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Note: All Meetings of the CCHA will be in ILLC Room A/B

Welcome from CCHA President, Peter Baltutis, St. Mary’s University, Calgary

Opening Prayer for our Sessions – Secretary-General CCHA, Rev. Edward J. R. Jackman

Session #1 (8:30 am – 10:00 am) – Moderator CCHA President – Dr. Peter Baltutis

CCHA Keynote Address and Joint Session with the Canadian Historical Association (CHA) and Canadian Society of Church History (CSCH) 

Keynote Address: John T. McGreevy, I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts & Letters, Professor, University of Notre Dame, “American Jesuits and the World: How an Embattled Religious Order Made Modern Modern Catholicism”

Financial support for this session was provided by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ International Keynote Speaker Support Fund


10:00 am – Coffee Break (15 minutes)


Session #2 (10:15 am – 11:45 am) – 19th Century Catholics Fighting for a Place in British North America

Moderator: Rankin Sherling, Marion Military Institute

Laura J. Smith, University of Toronto, “Hoganism in York? Reconsidering the O’Grady schism in the lay occupation of St. Paul’s, 1832-1833”

Paul Reale, University of Toronto, “Separate Schools and the Threat of Universal Schooling”

Mark G. McGowan, University of Toronto, “Uncomfortable Pews: Canada’s Catholics and the Making of Confederation, 1864-1867”


11:45 am – Lunch (75 minutes)


Session #3 (1:00 pm – 3:00pm) – Catholic Education in Atlantic Canada

Moderator: Robert Berard, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax

Nancy Earle, Douglas College, and Anne Walsh, Archdiocese of St. John’s, “‘The Finest Room in the Colony’: The Library of Bishop John Thomas Mullock, OSF 

John FitzGerald, Independent Scholar, “An Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove”: The Irish Christian Brothers and the Vatican v. the Archdiocese of St. John’s over a new boy’s high school, 1955-1962”

Peter Ludlow, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, “Whose history is it?: writing Catholic institutional history in Nova Scotia”


3:00 pm – Coffee Break (15 minutes)


3:15 pm – CCHA Annual General Meeting (90 minutes)


5:00 pm – Holy Mass for Deceased Members of the CCHA (60 minutes)


6:30 pm – Conference Reception and Dinner Celebration

Special Guest Speaker – Michael Swan, Associate Editor of The Catholic Register, “The Renovations of St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto” 


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Note: All Meetings of the CCHA will be in ILLC Room A/B

Session #4 (9:00 am – 10:30 am) – Creative Tension: North American Women Religious 

Moderator: Veronica Stienburg, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul

Kimberly Main, University of Toronto, “Re-writing the Vieux récit: Constructing a Community Narrative, Ursulines of Quebec City, 1688”

Brian Titley, University of Lethbridge, “The Nazareth Vocation: Lay/Coadjutrix Sisters and Social Hierarchy in American Convents

Christine Lei, Wilfred Laurier University – Brantford, “‘Led by the Spirit’: Remembering Sister Kathleen Kelly, SSS (1948-2015)”


10:30 am – Coffee Break (15 minutes)


Session #5 (10:45 am – 12:15 pm) – Book Launch: Conscience of a Nation: A History of the Jesuits in English Canada, 1842-2013. Volume 3 in the Jesuit History Series (Novalis, 2017)

Moderator: Peter Baltutis, St. Mary’s University, Calgary

Panel Discussion of Contributing Authors:
Jacques Monet, S.J., Director of the Canadian Institute of Jesuit Studies
John D. Meehan, S.J., President, Campion College, University of Regina
John D. O’Brien, S.J., Regis College, University of Toronto


12:15 pm – Lunch (75 minutes)


Session #6 (1:30 pm – 3:00 pm) – New Directions in Canadian Catholicism: 20th Century and Beyond

Moderator: Jacqueline Gresko, St. Mark’s College, University of British Columbia

Peter Campbell, Queen’s University, “Catholics and Communists: Catholic Workers Standing Up for the Union at Renfrew Woollen Mills, 1947-49”

Matthew Barlow, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, “St. Ann’s Church Griffintown: History and Memory”

Clara A. B. Joseph, University of Calgary, “A Problem for Canadian Church Historiography: An Indian Priest, Captive in Yemen”


3:00 pm – Coffee Break (15 minutes)


Session #7 (3:15 pm – 5:00 pm) – Book Launch: Jubilee: 50 Years of Solidarity – The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (Novalis, 2017)

Moderator: Danny Gillis, Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace

Panel Discussion of Contributing Authors:
Peter Baltutis, St. Mary’s University, Calgary
Mary Corkery, former executive director of KAIROS
Anne-Marie Jackson, Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice
Fr. Gonzalo Ituarte, CCODP Partner from Chiapas, Mexico
Natalie Rizzo, youth member of CCODP
Fabien Leboeuf, former Executive Director of CCODP
Mike Flynn, one of the original staff of CCODP


5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – President’s Reception for the CCHA