Fall 2009 - Vol. 120, No. 3

Fall 2009 - Vol. 120, No. 3

About this Issue

Our lead article is contributed by Myja R. Thibualt (Virginia Commonwealth University), who shares his careful analysis of an African-American Catholic parish in Virginia both before and after the Second Vatican Council.  His close examination proves quite interesting, both in its methodology and findings.

In "Catholic Education in Progressive-Era San Francisco: Theory and Practice," Richard Gribble (Stonehill College) tells us of Father Peter Yorke and Archbishop Edward Hanna, who through their different roles, led the drive to advance Catholic education in San Francisco between 1900 and 1935.

The distinguished scholar Gerard S. Sloyan, currently teaching at both Georgetown and The Catholic University of America, writes of Monsignor John Montgomery Cooper (1881-1949) who had a major impact on religious instruction in Catholic higher education, and in the field of Anthropology while embodying the ideal of the diocesan priest academic, something the writer has also embodied. 

Our cover essay is contributed by co-editor Margaret M. McGuinness (LaSalle University) who writes of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.  The story is instructive and rewarding, and the photos are really special.

Reviews of eleven books and our twice a year sharing of notable dissertation abstracts complete the issue.

We congratulate Arnold Sparr and James M. O'Toole for their Best Essay Awards from the Catholic Press Association, and we thank them and all our contributors who have again brought American Catholic Studies the 2009 first place General Excellence Award for scholarly journals in the refereed competition of the Catholic Press Association. 

Rodger Van Allen, Co-editor

Index of Issues

2011 Issues

Fall 2011 Issue Vol. 122, No. 3

Summer 2011 Issue Vol. 122, No. 2

Spring 2011 Issue Vol. 122, No. 1

2010 Issues

Winter 2010 Issue Vol. 121, No. 4

Fall 2010 Issue Vol. 121, No. 3

Summer 2010 Issue Vol. 121, No. 2

Spring 2010 Issue Vol. 121, No. 1

2009 Issues

Winter 2009 Issue Vol. 120, No. 4

Fall 2009 Issue Vol. 120, No. 3

Summer 2009 Issue Vol. 120, No. 2

Spring 2009 Issue Vol. 120, No. 1

2008 Issues

Winter 2008 Issue Vol. 119, No. 4

Fall 2008 Issue Vol. 119, No. 3

Summer 2008 Issue Vol. 119, No. 2

Spring 2008 Issue Vol. 119, No. 1

2007 Issues

Winter 2007 Issue Vol. 118, No. 4

Fall 2007 Issue Vol. 118, No. 3

Summer 2007 Issue Vol. 118, No. 2

Spring 2007 Issue Vol. 118, No. 1

2006 Issues

Winter 2006 Issue Vol. 117, No. 4

Fall 2006 Issue Vol. 117, No. 3

Summer 2006 Issue Vol. 117, No. 2

Spring 2006 Issue Vol. 117, No. 1

2005 Issues

Winter 2005 Issue Vol. 116, No. 4

Fall 2005 Issue Vol. 116, No. 3

Summer 2005 Issue Vol. 116, No. 2

Spring 2005 Issue Vol. 116, No. 1

2004 Issues

Winter 2004 Issue Vol. 115, No. 4

Fall 2004 Issue Vol. 115, No. 3

Summer 2004 Issue Vol. 115, No. 2

Spring 2004 Issue Vol. 115, No. 1

2003 Issues

Winter 2003 Issue Vol. 114, No. 4

Fall 2003 Issue Vol. 114, No. 3

Summer 2003 Issue Vol. 114, No. 2

Spring 2003 Issue Vol. 114, No. 1

2002 Issues

Fall/Winter 2002 Issue Vol. 113, No. 3

Spring/Summer 2002 Issue Vol. 113, No. 1

2001 Issues

Spring/Winter 2001 Issue Vol. 112, No. 1

2000 Issues

Spring/Winter 2000 Issue Vol. 111, No. 1

1999 Issues

Spring/Winter 1999 Issue Vol. 110, No. 4