Historical Studies

This journal covers the history of the Canadian Catholic Church, including its personalities, history, dioceses, religious communities and more.

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A Current Bibliography of Canadian Church History: 2001-2002
Bibliographie recente d'histoire de 1'Eglise canadienne: 2001-2002 Introduction For each section, references are listed in alphabetical order of the author's name. In sections 5, 6, and 8, however, the list is in alphabetical order of subjects...
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Assurer la Couverture Du Concile Vatican II Au Canada: Les Initiatives De L'episcopat Canadien
RESUME: A Vatican II, les medias representent un nouvel acteur du jeu conciliaire. Apres un moment d'hesitation au cours de la periode preparatoire, l'episcopat canadien prend plusieurs initiatives pour associer les medias l'activite conciliaire,...
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Cinquante Ans D'emissions Religieuses a la Radio Quebecoise (1931-1983). De L'apologetique Au Dialogue Avec Les Grandes Religions
Pierre Page (1) RESUME: L'histoire des emissions religieuses a la radio fait probleme de multiples manieres par la memoire selective des temoins de notre epoque, la meconnaissance des sources et l'interpretation faussee par des ideologies de...
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Des Religieuses Cineastes et Des Films a Decouvrir
RESUME: L'auteure decrit les trois types de film realises ou commandes par les religieuses au Quebec: les films de recrutement, les films souvenirs et les films prieres, en les replacant dans leur contexte de realisation. Elle insiste sur l'urgence...
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Editors' Foreword
This issue of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association's journal is special because it features papers from two separate conferences: three of the papers are from the 2001 annual meeting of its English section in Quebec City in May, and three...
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From Catholic Piety to Ecumenical Spirituality: The Canadian Messenger in the 1960s
The 1960s proved to be a pivotal period of Catholic evolutionary transformation. This was the time of the Second Vatican Council when the assembled fathers connected with the roots of the early Church. The pages of the Messenger of the Sacred Heart...
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Gender and Nationalism: Acadians, Quebecois, and Irish in New Brunswick Nineteenth-Century Colleges and Convent Schools, 1854-1888
Through analysis of the records of New Brunswick colleges and convent schools, newspaper accounts of their activities and memoirs of those involved, this paper examines attitudes to nationalism. It finds that the institutions that included students...
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L'institution Ecclesiale et Les Structures De L'ideologie Chretienne Dans Les Radioromans et Les Dramatisations Historiques (1935-1975)
RESUME: Malgre le contexte d'une societe quebecoise fortement structuree par le catholicisme, la radio des origines (1922-1932) s'est developpee dans un cadre laique et sans references significatives au discours religieux. Dans les oeuvres de fiction,...
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Predication et Media De Masse: Quand le Sermon Devient Therapie. Portrait De L'oeuvre Du Dominicain Marcel-Marie Desmarais (1)
RESUME: Cas singulier de la modernisation de 1'apres-guerre au Canada-Francais, le pare Marcel-Marie Desmarais fera de la predication Un moyen d'atteindre le coeur pour stimuler moralement 1'intelligence de l'ame. Largement diffuse dans les medias,...
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The East Hastings By-Election of 1936 and the Ontario Separate School Tax Question
Integral to the development of relations between Protestants and Catholics in Ontario, the East Hantings By-Election of 1936 served an the turning point in the effort to bring closure to the age-old school tax question. Embodied in the work of the...
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The Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Canada and the Vatican, 1969
The establishment of official diplomatic relations between Canada and the Vatican was long a matter of controversy within the country; domestic political considerations overrode foreign policy concerns for the Ca nadian government. In the 1960s...
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The "Year of Joy" and Centenary Renovations to the Cathedral, St. John's, Newfoundland, 1953-55 (1)
In 1955, the Roman Catholic Church in Newfoundland celebrated the centenary of the consecration of the Cathedral in St. John's. Built as the dream of the Irish Franciscan bishop of St. John's, Michael Anthony Fleming, the cathedral was endowed with...
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Un Nouveau Combat Pour l'Eglise: La Presse Catholique D'information (1907-1940)
RESUME: En 1907, Mgr Begin de Quebec encourage la fondation d'un quotidien qui, tout en informant la population, respecterait les enseignements de l'Eglise. L'Action catholique est donc nee de cette volonte. Au cours des 30 premieres annees de son...
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What Did Michael Power Really Want?: Questions regarding the Origins of Catholic Separate Schools in Canada West
Historians have been seriously divided on the question of Bishop Michael Power's support of state-funded Catholic separate schools in Canada West. Historians with a bias towards the Catholic system argue that Power was a staunch supporter of schools,...
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