The year 2008 marks a number of anniversaries for the Catholic Church in the U.S. The Paulist Fathers, the first religious community of priests founded in America, celebrated their 15oth. Four archdioceses also celebrated their bicentennials: New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Louisville. The Museum of the City of New York has a great exhibit commemorating [Read More...]

Do we REALLY need another blog?

New blogs, like new books, must justify their existence. I see this one as a way to share my interest in all aspects of the history of the Catholic Church: local, national, and international. For me, this has both a personal and a professional aspect. Professionally speaking, I received my Ph.D. in Church History from [Read More...]