VITA

JAY P. DOLAN

Professor Emeritus of History
University of Notre Dame

 

PERSONAL DATA

Married:        Patricia McNeal

                 

EDUCATION:

              S.T.L.    Gregorian University, Rome, Italy  1962

              Ph.D.   University of Chicago  1970

 

POSITIONS:

              Professor Emeritus of History, University of Notre Dame     2002

              Professor, Department of History              1986-2002

        University of Notre Dame

              Associate Professor, Department of History              1977-1986

                       University of Notre Dame

              Director, Charles and Margaret Hall Cushwa              1977-1993

                   Center for the Study of American Catholicism
 University of Notre Dame

              Assistant Professor, Department of History              1971-1977

   University of Notre Dame

              Assistant Professor, Department of Theology              1970-1971

      University of San Francisco

 

VISITING POSITIONS:

              Spring Quarter, University of Chicago   2000

              Summer School, Boston College    1991

              Fulbright Professor, University College, Cork, Ireland   1986

 

AWARDS:

              Lilly Endowment, Research Grant              1996-1997

              Lilly Endowment, Research Grant              1991-1992

              Fulbright Award, University College, Cork, Ireland              1985-1986

              Faculty Development Grant, University of Notre Dame              1980

              American Council of Learned Societies, Fellowship              1978-1979

              Frank O'Malley Award, University of Notre Dame, for              1977

                             best manuscript submitted by member of faculty 1977, (Catholic Revivalism:  The American Experience 1830-1900)

              Research Grant, Word of God Institute              1976

              John Gilmary Shea Award, American Catholic              1975

Historical Association, for best book in Catholic church history, 1975, (The Immigrant Church:  New York's Irish and German Catholics,1815-1865)

              Shelby Cullom Davis Center, Fellow, Princeton              1973-1974

              University             

              Faculty Research Grant, University of Notre Dame              1973

              O'Brien Fund Grant, University of Notre Dame              1972

              Rockefeller Fellow, University of Chicago              1969-1970

 

HONORS:

             

              Jerome Award, Catholic Library Association              2006

              Honorary Degree, Lewis University              2001

              President, American Catholic Historical Association              1995

              Emily Schossberger Award, U. of Notre Dame Press              1988

              Alumnus of the Year, U. of Chicago, Divinity School              1987

              President, American Society of Church History              1987

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

              Centennial Committee, National Catholic Educational              1997-2000

Association

              Chair, Nominating Committee, American Society of              1988

                            Church History

              Executive Council, Immigration History Society              1988-1991

              Chair, Program Committee, Annual Meeting, American              1987

                            Society of Church History

              Chair, Committee for Philip Schaff Centennial Award              1984-1985

for Younger Scholars, Fellowship Competition American Society of Church History

              Program Committee, Annual Meeting, American              1983 and 1990

                            Society of Church History

              History Committee, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island              1983-1990

                            Foundation, Inc.

              Centennial Committee, American Society of Church History 1982-1988

              Executive Council, Immigration History Society              1979-1982

              Executive Council, American Society of Church History              1977-1980

              Subcommittee on American Catholic Ethnic History,              1976-1980

                            American Catholic Historical Association

              Steering Committee, Popular Religion Study Group,              1975-1979

                            American Academy of Religion

              National Advisory Council, Harvard University Press              1974-1975

                            Ethnic Encyclopedia

              University of Chicago, Divinity School Alumni Council              1973-1984

              Committee to evaluate archival holdings of National              1972-1974

Catholic Welfare Conference, American Catholic Historical Association

 

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL LISTING IN:

              Encyclopedia of the Irish in America              1999

              American Catholic Who's Who, 23rd edition              1980-Present

              Who's Who in the Midwest              1978-Present

              Directory of American Scholars              1975-Present

 

FEATURED ARTICLES

              U.S. Catholic Summer 2003- work and career featured in cover article in this magazine.

              St. Anthony Messenger Spring 2004 –work and career featured in article in this magazine.

 

EDITORIAL BOARDS:

              Member, Editorial Board, Journal of American              1980-2001

                            Ethnic History

              Church History              1994-1997

              Associate Editor, American National Biography              1989-1998

              Mid-America              1988-2000

              Editorial Board, Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island              1986-1999

                            Centennial Publication Series, U. of Illinois Press

              Religion and American Culture:  A Journal of               1989-1995

                            Interpretation

              Associate Editor, Harper Collins Encyclopedia of              1990-1995

                            Catholicism

              Sources of American Spirituality, Publication              1986-1990

                            Series, Paulist Press, Editorial Board

              Member, Editorial Board, Hebrew Union College-Jewish              1984-1989

                            Institute of Religion, Publications Project of

                            American Judaism

              Member, Editorial Board, Church History              1982-1986

              Member, Publications Committee, Immigration              1977-1980

                            History Society

              Chairman, Publications Series, "Notre Dame Studies              1977-1993

in American Catholicism," University of Notre Dame Press

             

Also referee for various journals and publishers

 

CONSULTANT:

             

              Tenement House Museum- New York City              2004

              Pew Fellowship Program, Yale University              1995

              Lilly Endowment Program on Catholic colleges              1994

              for women

              Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts              1991-1995

              The New York Irish History Project              1990-1996

              De Smet Project, Washington State University              1988-1992

              Video Production on Leadership in the American              1988

Catholic Parish, Institute for Pastoral and Social Ministry, University of Notre Dame

              Consultant, Congregational History Project,              1987-1991

              University of Chicago

              Consultant, The Tenement, Immigration History              1987-1988

                            Museum, New York City

              Congregational History Project, U. of Chicago              1987-1991

              WNET-TV Educational Television, New York City              1978-1980

              Member of panel review for N.E.H. Division of              1977-1979

                            Public Programs                 and 1999

 

RESEARCH GRANTS:

              History of Hispanic Catholics in Twentieth Century              1990-1993

                            America, Lilly Endowment Grant, Cushwa Center

              Historical Roots of Contemporary Roman Catholicism,              1986-1988

                            Lilly Endowment Grant, Cushwa Center

              History of Catholic Theological Education, Lilly              1981-1987

                            Endowment Grant, Cushwa Center

              Notre Dame Study of Catholic Parish Life, Director              1983-1984

of Historical Research Section, Lilly Endowment Grant, Cushwa Center

              History of Catholic Parishes in the United States,              1981

                            Cushwa Center Project

 

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR:

              History of Christianity, joint meeting of American              1992

Society of Church History and the American Catholic Historical Association

              American Catholicism in the Twentieth Century              1990

              The History of Women Religious, University of Notre              1987

                            Dame

              Ireland - United States:  The Transatlantic Connection,              1987

                            1800-1980, University of Notre Dame

              The Culture of American Catholicism, University              1985

                            of Notre Dame

              Perspectives on American Catholicism, University              1982

                            of Notre Dame

              The Reinterpretation of American Catholic History,              1974

                            University of Notre Dame

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PUBLICATIONS

 

BOOKS:

    The Irish Americans-A History (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2008); paperback edition 2010.

In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion and Culture in Tension (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002; paperback edition 2003.

Transforming Parish Ministry:  The Changing Roles of Catholic Clergy, Laity, and Women Religious in the United States, 1930-1980, Crossroad/Continuum Publishing Co., 1989, joint author with S. Appleby, P. Byrne, and D. Campbell; paperback edition, 1990.

The American Catholic Experience:  A History from Colonial Times to the Present (New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1985); paperback edition, 1987; French translation, Editions de Cerf, in process.

Catholic Revivalism:  The American Experience 1830-1900  (University of Notre Dame Press, 1978); paperback edition, 1978.

The Immigrant Church:  New York's Irish and German Catholics, 1815-1865 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1975); paperback edition, 1977; received John Gilmary Shea Award, 1975, from American Catholic Historical Association.

 

EDITED BOOKS:

Jay P. Dolan and Gilberto M. Hinojosa, eds.  Mexican Americans and the Catholic Church.  1900-1965, University of Notre Dame Press, 1994, 352 pp.

Jay P. Dolan and Jaime R. Vidal, eds.  Puerto Rican and Cuban Catholics in the U.S.  1900-1965, University of Notre Dame Press, 1994, 256 pp.

Jay P. Dolan and Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J., eds., Hispanic Catholic Culture in the U.S.:  Issues and Concerns, University of Notre Dame Press, 1994, 480 pp.

New Dimensions in American Religious History, (eds., J. Dolan and James Wind) (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1993), 329 pp.

The American Catholic Parish:  A History from 1850 to the Present,  2 vols. (Paulist Press, 1987).

Heritage of '76, (ed.) (University of Notre Dame Press, 1976).

 

EDITED COLLECTION:

American Catholic Tradition, 50 volumes (New York:  Arno Press, 1978); served as advisory editor and wrote introductory essay for collection.

 

EDITED NEWSLETTER:

American Catholic Studies Newsletter, vol. I - XIX (1975-1992), semi-annual newsletter.

 

ARTICLES:

“ A Different Breed of Catholics,” in Philip Barlow and Mark Silk,(eds.), Religion and Public Life in the Midwest: America’s Common Denominator? (Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press, 2004), pp. 109-=134.

“In Search of an American Catholicism,” Theology Digest, vol. 50, no. 4(Winter 2003), pp. 303-311.

“The Church and America,” Health Progress v. 83,No. 4(July-Aug. 2002):37-41.

“Comment: Teaching Irish American History,” in Journal of American Ethnic History v. 21, No. 4(Summer 2002):4043.

"The Search for an American Catholicism, 1780-1820," in Religious Diversity and American Religious History, ed. Walter H. Conser, Jr. and Sumner B. Twiss, University of Georgia Press, 1997, pp. 26-51.

"Catholicism and American Culture:  Strategies for Survival," in Minority Faiths and the American Protestant Mainstream, ed. Jonathan D. Sarna, University of Illinois Press, 1997, pp. 61-80.

"The Search for an American Catholicism," The Catholic Historical Review, vol. 82, no. 2 (April 1996), pp.

"Patterns of Leadership in the Congregation," in James P. Wind and James W. Lewis (eds.), American Congregations, vol. 2:  New Perspectives in the Study of Congregations (Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 1994), pp. 225-256.

"Conclusion," in Jay P. Dolan and Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J. (eds.) Hispanic Catholic Culture in the U.S. (University of Notre Dame Press, 1994), pp. 440-455.

Jay P. Dolan, "The People As Well As The Prelates:  A Social History of a Denomination," in R. Mullin and R. Richey (eds.) Reimagining Denominationalism:  Interpretive Essays (New York:  Oxford University Press, 1994), pp. 43-57.

"New Directions in American Catholic History," (eds.) Jay P. Dolan and James P. Wind, New Dimensions in American Religious History, (Grand Rapids, Mi:  Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1993), pp. 152-174.

"The Desire for Democracy in the American Church," A Democratic Catholic Church:  The Reconstruction of Roman Catholicism, eds. Eugene C. Bianchi and Rosemary Radford Ruether (New York:  Crossroads, 1992), pp. 113-127.

"The Church of New York:  Past and Present," Thought, Vol. 66, No. 263, 1991, pp.376-386.

"From Coersion to Persuasion:  the Rise of Religious Freedom," All Imaginable Liberty:  The Religious Liberty Clause of the First Amendment, ed. Francis Graham Lee (Philadelphia, PA:  St. Joseph University Press, 1990), pp. 17-32.

"Religion and the Immigrant Community:  1820-1920," American Catholics, ed. Joseph F. Kelly (Wilmington, DE:  Michael Glazier, Inc., 1989), pp. 27-50.

"Being Catholic," New Theology Review, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1989, pp. 20-24.

"Religion and Social Change in the American Catholic Community," Altered Landscapes:  Christianity in America 1935-1985, ed. David W. Lotz (Grand Rapids, MI:  Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1989), pp. 42-60.

"Pastoral Practice of U.S. Priesthood-An Historical Perspective," Resource for Continuing Formation of Clergy, Vol. 16, pp. 21-28, 1988.

"The Immigrants and Their Gods:  A New Perspective in American Religious History," Church History, Vol. 57, no. 1, March 1988, pp. 61-72.

"Immigration in American Christianity:  A History of Their Histories," in A Century of Church History:  The Legacy of Philip Schaff, ed. H. W. Bowden (Carbondale, Ill.:  Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 1988), pp. 119-147.

"Catholic Attitudes Toward Protestants," in Uncivil Religion:  Interreligious Hostility in America, ed., Robert N. Bellah and Fredereick E. Greenspahn, (New York:  Crossroad, 1987), pp. 72-86.

"The Parish in the American Past," in Mark Searle (ed.), Parish:  A Place For Worship, Collegeville, Minnesota, Liturgical Press, 1981), pp. 25-39.

"Catholic Romance with Modernity," The Wilson Quarterly, 5 (Autumn 1981), pp. 120-33.

"American Catholicism and Modernity," Cross Currents, 21 (2) (Summer 1981), pp. 150-62.

"New Horizons in American Catholic Studies," in David Alvarez (ed.) An American Church, (Moraga, CA, 1979), pp. 1-7.

"Philadelphia and the German Catholic Community," in Randall M. Miller and Thomas O. Marzik (eds.) Immigrants and Religion in Urban America, (Temple University Press, 1977), pp. 69-83.

"American Catholics and Revival Religion, 1850-1900," Horizons, Journal of the College Theology Society, 3 (Spring 1976), pp. 39-57.

"Catholic Ethnics:  Past and Present," Liberty and Justice for All:  Ethnicity and Race, (Washington, DC:  National Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1975), pp. 25-29.

A Critical Period in American Catholicism," Review of Politics, 25 (October 1973), pp. 523-536.

"Immigrants in the City:  New York's Irish and German Catholics," Church History, 41 (September, 1972), pp. 354-368.

 

ESSAYS:

“Roman Catholicism,” Dictionary of American History, Stanley Kutler (ed.) (New York: Charles Scriber’s Sons, 2002)

“Irish Americans”—Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History, Mary Kupiec Cayton, Peter Williams (eds.) (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2001), vol. 2, 355-362.

“Roman Catholicism,”— The Oxford Companion to United States History, Paul Boyer (ed.) ( New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 673-674.

“Catholicism” - Encyclopedia of the U.S. In the Nineteenth Century, Paul Finkelman(ed.)(New York:Charles Scriber’s Sons, 2001), vol. 1, 182-186.

“United States Catholic History: The American Catholic,” Catechist (Sept. 2000) vol. 34, 80-84.

"Introduction:  to special issue of Journal of American Ethnic History on "History of the Irish in the United States.  Volume 10, Nos. 1 & 2, (Fall 1990-Winter 1991) pp. 8-15.

"Immigration and Ethnicity, Catholic," Dictionary of Christianity in America, ed. by Daniel C. Reid (Downers Grove, IL:  Inter Varsity Press, 1990), pp. 567-69.

"Revivalism, Catholic," Dictionary of Christianity in America, ed. Daniel G. Reid (Downers Grove, IL:  Inter Varsity Press, 1990), pp. 1010-1011.

"A Profile of American Catholic Parishes and Parishioners:  1820s to the 1980s," with David C. Leege; Report No. 2, February 1985, Notre Dame Study of Catholic Parish Life, pp. 1-8.

"Catholic Revivalism," Eerdman's Handbook to Christianity in America, (eds.) Mark A. Noll et al. (Grand Rapids, 1983), pp. 255-56.

"Preserving the History of American Catholicism," Catholic Library World, vol. 54, pp. 36-39.

"Freedom of Religion in American Catholicism," Freedom of Religion (Los Angeles, 1982), pp. 67-70.

"Social History," New Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 17 (Washington, D.C., 1979), pp. 615-16.

"Catholic Education:  Why Bother?" Momentum, 10 (Winter, 1979), pp. 28-29.

"The Spirit of '76," Elkhart Truth, March 20, 1976, p. 36.

"Reinterpreting America's Catholic History," America, November 9, 1974, pp. 279-80.

"The Parish:  Past and Present," National Catholic Reporter, May 31, 1974, pgs. 7 and 14.

 

REVIEW ESSAYS:

"The Catholic Encounter with Race," review essay of John T. McGreevy, Parish Boundaries:  The Catholic Encounter with Race in the Twentieth Century Urban North and David W. Southern, John LaFarge and the Limits of Catholic Interracialism 1991-1963, in Reviews in American History, vol. 25, no. 2 (June 1997), pp. 282-287.

"The New Religious History," review essay of R. Orsi, The Madonna of 115th Street:  Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950, (New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1985), Ann Taves, The Household of Faith:  Roman Catholic Devotions in Mid-Nineteenth Century America (Notre Dame, IN:  University of Notre Dame Press, 1986) and Joseph Chinnici, OFM (ed.), Devotion to the Holy Spirit (New York, 1985) in Reviews in American History, vol. 15, no. 3, (Sept. 1987), pp. 449-54.

Review Essay of Kerby A. Miller, Emigrants and Exiles:  Ireland and the Irish Exodus of North America (New York:  Oxford University Press, 1985) and Donald H. Akenson, The Irish in Ontario:  A Study in Rural History  (Kingston and Montreal, Canada:  McGill-Queen's University Pres,1984) in International Migration Review, vol. 21, no. 1 (Spring 1987), pp. 175-76.

"Defining the Good Fight," Review Essay of Pacifism and the Just War by Jenny Teichman (New York:  Basil Blackwell, 1986) and Tranquillitas Ordinis:  The Present Failure and Future Promise of American Catholic Thought on War and Peace by George Weigel (New York:  Oxford University Press, 1987) in New York Times Sunday Book Review, April 26, 1987, pp. 30-31.

"Review Symposium" on The American Catholic Experience, in the Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, vol. 97 (March-Dec. 1986), pp. 64-66.

"Critics' Choices for Christmas," Commonweal, vol. 110, no. 2, December 2, 1983, p. 670.

"Catholic Education in the Early Republic," History of Education Quarterly, (Summer, 1981), pp. 205-11.

"Religious Book Week:  Critics' Choices," Commonweal, vol. 108, no. 4 (1981), pp. 124-25.

"Religious Books:  Critics' Choices," Commonweal, vol. 106, no. 4 (1979), pp. 124-25.

"The Irish Diaspora," review essay of Lawrence J. McCaffrey, The Irish Diaspora in America (Bloomington, Indiana:  Indiana University Press, 1976) in Reviews in American History, volume 5, no. 2, (June, 1977), pp. 174-79.

 

AUDIO CASSETTE:

Historical Development of the American Catholic Parish, National Catholic Reporter Cassettes, 60 minutes, 1980.

 

WEB COURSE

WebCt Course—for University of Notre Dame—Distance Learning Program—created a five unit course on American Catholic history that was offered on the Internet  in both Spring and Fall of 2001 and 2003.

Also presented a three credit on line course , American and Catholic, for Theology Dept. Fall 2004.

 

ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN ANTHOLOGY:

"Social Catholicism," in Making the Nonprofit Sector in the United States, ed. David C. Hammack, Indiana University Press, 1998, pp. 188-202.

"Immigration in the City:  New York's Irish and German Catholics," in James P. Walsh (ed.) The Irish America's Political Class (New York, 1976).

I have written at least fifty book reviews for the such scholarly journals as:

                Church History                     American Historical Review

              Catholic Historical Review              Reviews in American History

              Journal of American History             The Heythrop Journal

                     Chicago History                   History of Education Quarterly

Also book reviews for Commonweal, America, Christian Century, National Catholic Reporter., and New York Times Sunday Book Review.

 

WORKS COMPLETED BUT NOT YET PUBLISHED:

Essay—Religion and American Society 1870-1914—for Histoire Generale du Christianisme.

 

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLIC LECTURES:

Hibernian Lecture, University of Notre Dame, Fall 2008-"From Rags to Riches."

Faculty Retreat,, St. Meinrad School of Theology, Sept. 2005.

Graduation Address, Fairfield Prep, June 2004

“In Search of an American Catholicism, “ De Sales Lecture at De Sales University, March 2003.

Visiting Scholar, Dominican College, New York, Oct. 2003-presented two public lectures and one class room presentation.

“In Search of an American Catholicism,”Bellarmine Lecture, St. Louis University, Oct. 2003.

“In Search of an American Catholicism, “ lecture at Fordham University, Fall 2002.

“From Charity to Justice: The Rise of a Catholic Social Gospel,” paper delivered at conference in Rome Italy on “Work as Key to the Social Question.”  Sept. 2001.

“From Charity to Justice: The Rise of  a Catholic Social Gospel,” keynote address at Catholic Health Association, Atlanta, Ga. June 2001

“From Charity to Justice: The Rise of a Catholic Social Gospel,” Pastoral Liturgy Conference, University of Notre Dame, June 2001.

“Teaching Irish American History,” talk at American Conference for Irish Studies, Fordham University, June 2001.

"How the Irish Became Catholic," talk at Salve Regina College, Newport, Rhode Island, March 2000.

"American Catholicism in the New Millenium," talk at Fairfield College Preparatory School, Fairfield, Connecticut, Distinguished Alumnus Lecture Series.

American Catholic History, two day seminar, Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas, November 1998.

"Church in the City," University of Cincinnati, March 1998.

"How the Irish Became Catholic," Tulane University, March 1998.

"Anti-Irish Racism in the United States," paper delivered at University College, Cork, Ireland at conference on The Scattering:  The Irish Diaspora, Sept. 1997.

"Cultural Diversity in the American Catholic Church," and "Hispanic Catholics," public lectures delivered to the clergy and lay ministers of Diocese of Sioux Falls, S.D., June 1996.

"The Search for an American Catholicism," Presidential Address, American Catholic Historical Association, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, January 1996.

"Religion, Ethnicity and the Urban Church," University of Illinois Chicago Circle, June 6, 1995.

"Catholicism and American Culture:  Strategies for Survival, 1880-1920," paper presented at annual meeting of American Historical Association, Chicago, Illinois, January 8, 1995.

Commentator, Session on Religious Rivalry in Nineteenth Century Cincinnati, American Society of Church History, Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, January 7, 1995.

Panelist, "Future Issues in Chicago Catholic History," conference at Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, November 5, 1994.

Invited Participant, Harvard University Divinity School, conference on Lived Religion, September 24-25, 1994.

"The Search for an American Catholicism 1780-1820," paper delivered at Brown University, March 19, 1994.

"The One and the Many:  Cultural Diversity and the Rage for Order," lecture presented at national convention of the National Organization for the Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy, San Diego, February 7, 1994.

"The Search for an American Catholicism," lecture presented on the occasion of the inauguration of Dr. Thomas McFadden as President of Marymount College in Rancho Palo Verdes, California, October 22, 1993.

"Catholicism in American Culture:  Strategies for Survival," paper presented at seminar in American religious history at the College of the Holy Cross, October 11, 1993.

"The Roman Catholic Parish Organization," lecture presented at Program on Non-Profit Organizations, Yale University, June 3, 1993.

"Both American and Catholic," lecture presented at Catholic Thought on Cultural Concerns, University of Toledo, May 25, 1993.

"The Clash of Cultures:  Protestants and Catholics in 19th Century New England," presented at Andover Newton Theological School, November 19, 1992.

"The Mental World of Mathew Carey, A Republican Catholic in Philadelphia," paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies at University College in Galway on July 8, 1992.

"Ethnicity:  Its Impact on the Church," symposium on research pertaining to American Catholicism, at St. Paul Seminary, School of Divinity, University of St. Thomas, June 10, 1992.

"Competing Strategies for Survival:  The Catholic Experience," paper presented at Minority Faiths In the American Protestant Mainstream, seminar at Brandeis University, April 29-30, 1992.

"The Search For An American Catholicism, 1940-1980," the Mullen Lecture at Saint Mary's Seminary, Cleveland, Ohio, April 26, 1992.

"The Search For An American Catholicism," talk presented to the Oregon Catholic Historical Society, University of Portland, April 4, 1992.

"The Development of Religious Pluralism in the United States," talk given to the faculty of the Arts and Letters College at the University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, April 3, 1992.

"Holy Fairs:  The Implications of Scottish Communion Festivals for American Religious History," paper presented at a symposium at the Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University, November 16, 1991.

"The People As Well As the Prelates:  A social History of a Denomination," conference on The Scholarly Writing of Denominational History, Duke university, October 12, 1991.

"Rerum Novarum, Its Roots and Legacy," St. Mary of the Angels Parish, Chicago, April 17, 1991.

"Rerum Novarum, Its Roots and Legacy," Thomas More College, February 12, 1991.

"From These Roots:  Reflections on Trends in American Catholicism," Gallitzin Lecture, St. Francis College, May 20, 1990.

"The American Catholic Priesthood:  Two Centuries of Change," Diocese of Rochester, April 23, 1990.

"New Directions in American Catholic Studies," Manhattan College, April 19, 1990.

"The American Catholic Priesthood:  Two Centuries of Change," daylong seminar at the Center for Continuing Formation in Ministry, Notre Dame, IN, December 11, 1989.

"American and Catholic," Texas Catholic Conference in Austin, Texas, September 1989.

"The Redemptorists in the United States:  Writing a History," conference at Perpetual Help Retreat Center, Glenview, IL, May 1989.

"The American Catholic Priesthood:  Two Centuries of Change," daylong seminar at the Center for Continuing Formation in Ministry, Notre Dame, IN, October 24, 1988.

"The American Catholic Priesthood:  Two Centuries of Change," lecture to priests of Diocese of Columbus, OH, October 11, 1988.

"The American Catholic Priesthood:  Two Centuries of Change," lecture to priests of the Archdiocese of Baltimore at their bicentennial convocation, Baltimore, MD, September 28, 1988.

"The Church of New York:  Past and Present," lecture at Fordham University Conference on the Local Church, September 17, 1988.

"Historical Roots of Contemporary American Catholicism," lecture at Villanova University, July 12, 1988.

"American Catholicism:  Paradox or Partnership?," invited lecture at Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, March 22, 1988.

"The American Catholic Priesthood:  Two Centuries of Change," presentation to Annual Meeting of the National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy, New Orleans, LA, February 9, 1988.

"The Immigrants and Their Gods," American Society of Church History, Presidential Address, Annual Meeting of Society in Washington, DC, December 30, 1987.

"From Coercion to Persuasion:  The Rise of Religious Liberty," Old Saint Joseph's Church, Bicentennial Lecture Series, November 16, 1987.

"The Immigrants and Their Gods," University of Chicago, October 15, 1987.

"An Historical Perspective on Contemporary American Catholicism," Loyola University, Chicago, October 9, 1987.

"The American Catholic Culture -- Past and Present," Conference on Culture and Communication, University of Santa Clara, August 16, 1987.

"Religion and Social Change 1930-1980," talk at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, May 1987.

"Religion and Immigration:  The American Experience," paper presented at seminar at University of Pennsylvania, October 1986.

"The New Catholicism:  1930-1980," lecture delivered at a conference on Church and State, University College, Cork, Ireland, April 1986.

"Religion and Immigration:  The American Experience," lecture delivered at University of Birmingham, England, March 1986.

"Religion and Immigration:  The American Experience," lecture delivered at University of Glasgow, Scotland, March 1986.

"Religion and Immigration:  The American Experience," lecture delivered at University of Edinburgh, Scotland, March 1986.

"The Church and Change," St. Catherine's Church, Riverside, Conn. Guest Speaker at Sunday Masses, October 1985.

"Religion and Immigration:  The American Experience," Touhy Centennial Lecture, John Carroll University, October 1985.

"History of the Catholic Parish," Multi-Media Presentation, Annual Meeting of Friends and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities, FADICA, May 1985.

"The Catholic Immigrant Ethos," American Society of Church History, Annual Meeting, 1984.

"The Catholic Immigrant Ethos," History Department Colloquium, Calvin College, November, 1984.

"A New Catholicism," Conference on the Cultural Dimensions of American Catholicism, Loyola University, September, 1984.

"Baltimore Council III and Parochial Schools:  Why All the Fuss?" Ursuline College, June 1984.

"Catholic Anti-Protestant Attitudes," University of Denver, Center for Judaic Studies, April 1984.

"The Rise and Fall of the Catholic Laity 1820-1920," Bennett Lecture, University of Iowa, School of Religion, January 1983.

"Preserving the Past of American Catholicism," Catholic Library Association, Annual Meeting, April 1982.

"Ethnicity and the Catholic Parish," University of Toronto, March 1982.

"Lay People in the Parish," Conference on Catholic Parish, University of Notre Dame, February 1982.

"Writing Social and Cultural History from Church Records," Seton Hall University, March 1981.

"American Catholics and Religious Freedom," Center for American Experience, University of Southern California, April 1981.

"Historical Development of the Catholic Parish," Conference on Liturgy sponsored by Center for Pastoral and Social Ministry, University of Notre Dame, June 1980.

"Strangers in a New Land:  Catholics in 19th Century America," Guest Lecturer, Valdosta State College, 1980.

"The Parish Community:  From Colonial Maryland to Post Modern New York," American Catholic Historical Association, Annual Meeting 1979.

"The Catholic Community and a Changing Society," Guest Lecturer, Boston College, September 1979.

"American Spirituality:  Rational and Emotional," Keynote Speaker, Isaac Hecker Festival, Paulist Center, Boston, Massachusetts, January 1979.

"Catholic Revivalism," Hecker Day Lecture, St. Paul's College, Washington, DC, January 1979.

"New Horizons in American Catholic Studies," Keynote Speaker, Conference on American Catholicism, St. Mary's College, Moraga, California, July 1978.

N.E.H. Seminar, Ethnic History, guest lecturer, Columbia University, March 1978.

Sociology and History workshop, panelist, Lilly Endowment History Conference, Indiana University, February 1977.

"The American Catholic Religious Experience," the LeBlond lecture, also spent two days as a resident fellow, visiting classes and speaking to students, The Anthenaeum of Ohio, October 1976.

"Catholic Evangelicalism," American Academy of Religion, Annual Meeting, 1976.

"Social Catholicism," National Conference of Catholic Charities, Annual Meeting, 1976.

"The Bicentennial and American Religion:  A Catholic Perspective," Michigan Academy of Arts and Sciences, Annual Meeting, 1976.

"Revivalism and American Catholics," University of Chicago, The Divinity School, March 1976.

"The Parish:  Past and Present," Moreau Seminary, Notre Dame, Indiana, January 1976.

"Catholic Ethnics:  Past and Present," United States Catholic Conference, Bicentennial Hearing, Newark, NJ, December 1975.

"The German Americans and the Catholic Church," German-American Symposium, St. Joseph's College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 1975.

"American Catholics and Revival Religion," American Academy of Religion, Annual Meeting 1975.

"American Catholics and Revival Religion," Johns Hopkins Harwichport Seminar in American Religious History, August 1975.

Cultural Diversity in Indiana:  The Chicano Experience, South Bend, Indiana, panelist, April 1975.

Two lectures on Causes of the American Revolution, Ancilla College, Bicentennial Convocation, April 1975.

Director of seminar in American Catholic history, American Catholic Historical Association, Spring Meeting 1975.

"American Catholic Revivalism:  The Conservative Crusade of Liberal Catholics," American Catholic Historical Association, Annual Meeting, December 1974.

"American Catholics and Popular Religion," University of Notre Dame, Conference on the Reinterpretation of American Catholic History, October 1974.

"American Catholic Revivalism, 1850-1900," Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton University, May 1974.

The Church and the Italians, panelist, American Italian Historical Association, Annual Meeting, Seton Hall University, November 1973.

"Irish and German Immigrants," Duquesne History Forum, October 1973.

"Catholic Preaching in the 19th Century," Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton University, October 1973.

"Catholic Minorities in New York City," American Society of Church History, Annual Meeting, December 1970.

 

COMMENTATOR OR PRESIDER AT PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES:

"Religion in the Southwest:  The Catholic Dimension," Chair and Commentator, American Catholic Historical Association, Spring Meeting, 2000.

"Immigrant Catholics in New England," Chair and Commentator, Massachusetts Historical Society, May 2000.

Chair, Business Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association, January 1996.

Chair, Presidential Luncheon, American Catholic Historical Association, January 1995.

"Religion in the Colonial South," Chair and Commentator, American Society of Church History, Spring Meeting, 1993.

"New Directions in American Catholic History," Chair, Annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians, March 24, 1990.

"Roman Catholic Fundamentalism," Commentator at The Fundamentalism Project, University of Chicago, November 16, 1988.

"Roman Catholic Fundamentalism," Commentator at The Fundamentalism Project, University of Chicago, May 23-24, 1988.

Chair, Business Meeting of American Society of Church History, December 1987.

Chair, Executive Council Meeting of American Society of Church History, Spring and Winter 1987.

Chair, Presidential Address, American Society of Church History, Annual Meeting, Chicago, 1986.

"A Century of European Migrations 1830-1930," Chair, Conference, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota, November 1986.

"Religion and American Culture," Chair, Conference, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, session on Women and American Religion, March 1985.

"Catholic Social Teaching and the American Economy," Resource Person, Conference, University of Notre Dame, Fall 1983.

"The Church in the Modern World," Resource Person, Pontifical Council of Culture, Conference, University of Notre Dame, Fall 1983.

"Careers in the Catholic Church," Chair, Organization of American Historians, Spring 1983.

"The Church and Immigrants," Commentator, Canadian-American Urban Development, University of Guelph, Canada, August 1982.

"Religious World of American Catholics," Commentator, American Catholic Historical Association, Spring Meeting 1982.

"Italian Immigrants in the West," Chair and Commentator, American Italian Historical Association, Annual Meeting, November 1981.

Invited Participant, Lilly Endowment Colloquium on Church and State, Princeton Unversity, February 1981.

"Religion and Ethnicity in 19th Century America," Chair and Commentator on session, Social Science History Association, Annual Meeting, November 1980.

"Ethnic Politics," Commentator, Organization of American Historians, Annual Meeting 1979.

"American Bishops and Ethnic Tradition," Commentator, American Catholic Historical Association, Spring 1979.

"European Ethnic Groups and American Education," Commentator, Duquesne History Forum, October 1978.

"Polish Catholics in the U.S.," Commentator, Polish Historical Association, Annual Meeting, December 1977.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Volunteer Chaplain, Holy Cross Care and Rehabilitation Nursing Home, 2004-08

Volunteer Chaplain, Edison Lakes Surgery Center, 2002 .

English Language Tutor, Robinson Center, 2001.

Front Desk Volunteer, Homeless Center, South Bend, Indiana, 1991-2000.

Neighborhood Homeowners Association, Wellington Park, 1995-1999

Elected Board Member, St. Joseph High School, 1991-1994.

Neighborhood Homeowners Association, Knollwood, 1990-1993.

Head Basketball Coach, Christ the King Elementary School, 1985-1990.

Hospice Volunteer, South Bend, Indiana, 1979-1982.

 

 

 

 

June 2009