2012 Annual Conference runs May 28-29

Canadian Catholic Historical Association
79th Annual Conference
Congress 2012
Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, Waterloo Ontario
May 28 – 29, 2012

Key documents:


Program Committee: Jacqueline Gresko,
Peter Meehan and Edward MacDonald.

Local Representatives: Rev. E. Jackman
Valerie Burke and Peter Meehan
Day One – Monday May 28, 2012
All sessions are in the Mathematics & Computer Building ,University of Waterloo, in MC Room 4041, except for Session 5 and the AGM which are in MC Room 5158 .

9:00 a.m. Official Welcome, Prayer and Opening Remarks
9:15—10:30 Session 1:
Archiving Voices: New Opportunities
MC Havey Redemptorist Archives, and Carol Hopp, Archives of Ontario, on the transfer of the Rev. Matthew G. Meehan media collection to the Archives of Ontario.
The collection includes records concerning the Trans Canada Catholic Hour 1947—1962 broadcasts and television programs on CHCH-TV Hamilton.
Moderator: Mark McGowan, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto
10:30–11:00 Break
Coffee, Tea and Beverages and light snacks will be available

DAY ONE (cont’d)
11:00—12:30 p.m. Session 2:
“History or Theology? Yes, Please!
The Progress and Prospects of Catholic
Studies at Canadian Universities”

Rev. Denis Grecco,
University of Prince Edward Island

Reid Locklin, St. Michael’s College,
University of Toronto

David Seljak, St. Jerome’s College,
University of Waterloo

Moderator: Elizabeth Smyth,
University of Toronto

12:30—2:00 p.m. Lunch
Use Congress shuttles to attend the Book Fair located in the Sports Complex at Wilfrid Laurier University.

2:00—4:00 p.m. Session 3:
Squaring the Circle of Faith: Universal Church, Local Realities
Kevin Anderson, McMaster University, “Dispelling the Medieval Darkness: Anti-Catholicism in Canada, 1910-1929”
DAY ONE (cont’d)
Michael Wilcox, University of Toronto, “’To meet more perfectly the wants of our people here’: The Anglicization of the Christian Brothers in Ontario, 1875—1925”
Callum Beck, University of Prince Edward Island, “Peace by Distance: Gentlemen’s Agreements and Protestant-Catholic Relations on Prince Edward Island”
Moderator: Patricia Roy,
University of Victoria

Announcements will be made regarding transportation options to and from the events that follow.


5 p.m. Eucharist for the CCHA
St. Jerome’s Chapel –
St. Jerome’s University

6 p.m. Reception will be held at St. Jerome’s Banquet Hall (located directly across from the Chapel)
6:30 p.m. Annual Dinner
Presentation of the G.E. Clerk Award
Master of Ceremonies—Peter Meehan

Tuesday May 29, 2012
8:30 –10 a.m. Session 4:
Parsing Identities: Ethnicity and Religious Loyalty within the Canadian Catholic Church
Colleen Gray, McGill University and Concordia University, “The Mental World of Charles de Glandelet (1645-1725), French Priest in the New World”
Cornelius Jaenen, University of Ottawa, “Catholicism and Belgian Immigration in Western Canada 1880-1960”
Moderator: Indre Cuplinskas, St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta
10:00 – 10:15 Break
The following session will be held in ROOM 5158
Water will be available to all members.
10:15-11:45 Session 5 Joint Session with the Canadian Society of Church History: Churches and Reform in the Interwar Period
Megan Baxter, University of Western Ontario, “Know God. Serve Others. Religion in the Canadian Girls in Training in the Interwar Years”
Indre Cuplinskas, St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta, “Doing it Rite: Catholic Action and Liturgical Renewal in Quebec”
DAY TWO (con’t)
Christo Avalis, Queens, “In the Service of the Lowly Nazarene, the Canadian Labour Press and the Case for Radical Christianity 1925-1939”
Moderator: Peter Meehan, Seneca College
11:45 a.m. —1:00 p.m. Lunch
The following session will return to
Room 4041

1:00-2:30 p.m. Session 6: Mixing Politics and Religion: Exploring the Nature of the Irish Catholic Community
Brandon Corcoran, University of Toronto, “The Friends of Ireland in Bytown: an Upper Canadian Anomaly”
Laura Smith, University of Toronto, “Building Bytown’s Catholic Church: Lay-Clerical Relations on the Upper Canadian Settlement Frontier”
Edward MacDonald, University of Prince Edward Island, “Repeal and Religion on Prince Edward Island 1843—1845”
Moderator: David Wilson,
University of Toronto

2:30-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00-4:30 p.m. Annual General Meeting
(please return to Room 5158)
5:00-7:00 p.m. President’s Reception

Published on: 24 May 2012
Posted by: amm098