The American Catholic Studies journal is the oldest, continuously published Catholic scholarly journal in the United States.

Cover of the American Catholic Studies journal

In 1887 the American Catholic Historical Society began publication of a quarterly journal, the Records. In 1913, the Records was merged with American Catholic Historical Researches, a publication founded by Dr. A. A. Lambing of Scottsdale, Pennsylvania and issued by Martin I.J. Griffin. Since 1999, the journal, renamed American Catholic Studies is published out of Villanova University.

American Catholic Studies has won several awards in the refereed competition of the Catholic Press Association, including first and second place General Excellence Awards in the category of Best Catholic Scholarly Journal.

Editorial Board


Thomas Rzeznik, PhD
Department of History, Seton Hall University

Nicholas Rademacher, PhD
Department of Religious Studies, University of Dayton

Associate Editors

Brett Grainger, ThD
Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova University

Kathleen Holscher, PhD
Department of American Studies, University of New Mexico

Editor Emeritus

Rodger Van Allen, PhD
Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova University

American Catholic Studies
St. Mary's Hall
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Jeanette Fast Redmond
Managing Editor