Spring 2008 Issue Vol. 119, No. 1

Spring 2008 Issue Vol. 119, No. 1

About This Issue

American Catholic Studies, the oldest continuously published Catholic scholarly journal in the United States, happily moves into its one hundred and nineteenth volume with this issue, one which amply demonstrates the vigor of current scholarship on the American Catholic experience.

Lawrence J. McAndrews (St. Norbert College, WI) in "Parallel Paths: Kennedy, the Church, and Nuclear War" explores the difference as well as the similarities between the president and his church on this important subject, and concludes that Kennedy proved to be as Catholic as he was American.

Sister Mary Ellen Doyle, SCN, examines a movement in religious life toward internationalism, as exemplified in the history of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.  It is a story that is instructive, and not just to other communities of religious, though they may find it particularly interesting. 

Timothy Brunk (Villanova University, PA) focuses on Archbishop John Ireland (St. Paul, MN), and argues that with important variations on some points, Ireland stands largely in continuity with ideas set forth by Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Paine, James Madison, and John Jay.

Our review symposium features Amy L. Koehlinger's The New Nuns: Racial Justice and Religious Reform in the 1960s, and offers four perspectives on the book and a response by the author.

The theme of communications and omissions is addressed by Sister Angelyn Dries, OSF, in "A Picture's Worth a Thousand Propaganda Words," our cover essay in this issue.  Please note the cover photographs and captions on the last page, which accompany this highly informed essay. 

Nine additional book reviews and some notable recent dissertation abstracts complete the issue. 

We thank all our contributors, collaborators, and especially our member-subscribers for the continuing growth and development of American Catholic Studies

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