CCHA 2016 Conference Program

The 83rd Annual Meeting of the

Canadian Catholic Historical Association (CCHA)

University of Calgary ~  June 1st and 2nd, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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

J.R. Miller, University of Saskatchewan, “Canada Confronts Its History: Residential Schools and Reconciliation.”

Introduction: Robert Dennis, University of Prince Edward Island

Session – Belief, Education, and Service

Frank Abbott, Simon Fraser University, “Reverends and Revenants: The Catholic Church and Popular Beliefs in Rural Québec”

Joseph Gavin, SJ, the Jesuits of Upper Canada, “Jesuit Higher Education in English Canada”

Christine Lei, Wilfrid Laurier University, “‘Pioneers for a Better World:’ The Work of the Sisters of Social Service in Calgary, 1950-1994”

Moderator: Peter Baltutis, St. Mary’s University

Session English, Irish, and “Other” Catholicisms in Canada

Mark McGowan, University of Toronto, “Migration, Matrimony and Murder: Irish Catholic Famine Migrants on the Niagara Frontier, 1847-1851.

Fred McEvoy, Independent Scholar, “Father James T. Foley, Catholic Journalist”

Robert Dennis, University of Prince Edward Island, “Henry Somerville: Harbinger of the New Liberalism?”

Clara B. Joseph, University of Calgary, “On the Episcopal Ordination of Mar Kalluvelil: The Hi/story of Some ‘Other’ Catholics of Canada”

Moderator: Peter Ludlow, Saint Mary’s University

CCHA Annual General Meeting

Holy Mass for Deceased Members of the CCHA

Conference Dinner and Celebration

Wednesday, June 2, 2016

Session Louis Riel, the Métis, and Catholicism

M. Max Hamon, McGill University, “Connections, Culture, and Politics – Louis Riel and the Ultramontane Catholic Network”

Matthew McRae, University of Western Ontario,The Many lives of Louis Riel: Social Memory and the Events of 1869-70 and 1885”

Amanda Fehr, University of Saskatchewan, “‘My mom tends to tell it the Catholic way—I’d tell it my way, the right way’.  Local Histories of the 1885 Resistance”

Commentator: Edward Macdonald, University of Prince Edward Island

CCHA Roundtable: “Humble Green Men: Essential Recovery, Ecospirituality, and Energizing Communities from St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster, Saskatchewan”

Participants: Dennis Patrick O’Hara (University of St. Michael’s College), Brigid Ward (St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan), Caitlin Ward (St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan), Chris Hrynknow (St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan).

Moderator: Patricia Roy, University of Victoria

Session Vatican II and Canadian Women Religious:  Re-Energizing or Dismantling?

Heidi MacDonald, University of Lethbridge, “Smaller Numbers, Stronger Voices: Women Religious, Feminism, and the Canadian Religious Conference since the 1960s”

Rosa Bruno-Jofré, Queen’s University, “The Tortuous Attempts at Re-energizing Communities:  The Missionary Oblate Sisters: Renewal and the Journey of the Prophetic Feminist Vision of Alice Trudeau”

Elizabeth Smyth, University of Toronto, “Living Vatican II: the life history of Sister Mary Alban (Bernadette) Bouchard, CSJ”

Moderator: Robert Berard, Mount Saint Vincent University

Session Energizing Communities from High School to the University: Catholic Education, the Basilians, and Saint Thomas More College

Joseph Stafford, Queen’s University, “An Historical Review: the Role of the High School in Energizing the Catholic Community”

Michael Hayden, St, Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, “The Role of St. Thomas More College in the Development of Catholic College – University Federation in Canada”

Ron Griffin, C.S.B., St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, “What the Basilians Did for Saint Thomas More College and for the University of Saskatchewan”


Published on: 6 March 2016
Posted by: ccha