Fall 2011 - Vol. 122, No. 3

Fall 2011 - Vol. 122, No. 3

About this Issue

Kenneth J. Zanca (Marymount College, Palos Verdes, CA) contributes our lead article, "The Lion Who Did Not Roar . . . Yet:  The Editorials of James A. McMaster – May 1860 to May 1861," giving us insight into this formidable Catholic journalist's thinking during a pivotal year in United States history.

John F. Quinn (Salve Regina University) in "We Hold These Truths at Fifty: John Courtney Murray's Contested Legacy," tracks the impact of the eminent Jesuit scholar's landmark work through five decades and the varied interpretations it has received and causes into which it has been enlisted.

"Scripting the Saints" offers reflections by four distinguished and rather prolific authors who have given much of their lives to a special companionship with saints.  The contributions by Lawrence S. Cunningham, Robert Ellsberg, Wendy M. Wright, and James Martin, S.J., make for rewarding reading.

Our cover essay by Joseph F. Chorpenning, O.S.F.S., the Editorial Director of Saint Joseph's University Press, marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Saint John Neumann.  Our cover photos and this tightly written gem of an essay help us to join in the celebration of a saint who helped make the point that in saintliness the manner is ordinary. 

A collection of eight book reviews and our semi-annual roundup of dissertation abstracts complete this issue.  Finally, we invite you to review, on the following page, the three awards that contributors of American Catholic Studies have received in the latest referred competition of the Catholic Press Association.  We congratulate these scholars, Thomas F. Rzeznik and Peter S. Cajka, and thank all who help to sustain American Catholic Studies and make it thrive. 

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