G.E. Clerk Award

George Edward Clerk (1815-1875) was a prominent Montreal Catholic and editor of that City’s True Witness and Catholic Chronicle. A Scottish Canadian who had a bright and inquisitive mind, Clerk accepted Bishop Bourget’s challenge to launch an English-speaking Catholic newspaper which would deal with the anti-Catholic aspersions of the Montreal Witness. Clerk’s warm heart and…

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President’s Report for Fall 2011

On behalf of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association, I would like to say thank you to all those who contributed to the joint conference with the American Catholic Historical Association in Toronto in April 2011, and to the Canadian Catholic Historical Association Conference at the University of New Brunswick and St Thomas University in Fredericton…

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Current Publications

Anderson, Emma. “‘Baptism’: Three Perspectives on the Death of Jean de Brébeuf, Seventeenth-Century Jesuit ‘Martyr’,” in Joel W. Martin and Mark A. Nichols, eds. Native Americans, Christianity, and the Reshaping of the American Religious Landscape Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010, 125-58. Anuik, Jonathan. “From Protestant and Roman Catholic Missions to Public Schools:…

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Book Review: The Mustard Seed

Bellamy, Kathrine E., RSM, The Mustard Seed: The Story of St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital. St. John’s:  Flanker Press, 2010. (219 pages, photos, index.) The Mustard Seed tells the story of St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital from 1922 to the present.  It is very much a local history that will appeal to St. John’s Catholics, who will…

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