Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

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Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

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Report on the Spring Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 28-30, 2000

The American Catholic Historical Association and the American Society of Church History held a joint spring meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 28-30. One hundred and eighty-seven persons attended this second joint meeting of the two societies. Participants chose from thirty-one sessions with approximately 116 participants. The ACHA program committee included Paul Misner of Marquette University, Margaret McGuinness of Cabrini College, and Sandra Yocum Mize of the University of Dayton, who served as chair. The principal organizers for the ASCH were Randi Walker of the Pacific School of Religion, Henry Bowden of Rutgers University, and Edward Gaustad of the University of California at Riverside and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Sessions were held primarily in the Picuris Pueblo's Hotel Santa Fe, the city's only Native American-owned hotel. The historic Santuario de Guadalupe was the site for one session during each of Friday's and Saturday's six rounds of papers and also for Friday's plenary session. Our on-site coordinator was Marina Ochoa, Curator and Archivist for the Historical-Artistic Patrimony and Archives, Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Her generous assistance made possible our access to the Santuario and many other amenities enjoyed by the participants. Archbishop Michael Sheehan provided financial support, warm hospitality, and a hearty welcome at Friday's plenary session.

Sessions began on the morning of Friday, April 27, at eight-thirty. Like every round of papers on Friday and Saturday, the first one offered five sessions. All rounds lasted one hour and forty-five minutes. Gerald P Fogarty (University of Virginia) served as chair and one of the commentators in Session I: "Denis O'Connell and the Modernist Crisis.?William L. Portier from Mount Saint Mary's College, Emmitsburg, offered a paper of that same title. In addition to Father Fogarty, panel respondents included Margaret M. Reher (Cabrini College) and R. Scott Appleby (University of Notre Dame). The second session examined the "Spiritual Landscape of the American West" with Edwin S. Gaustad serving as chair. The three papers were "This Train Was Glory Bound: The Story of the Chapel Cars of America, by Wilma Taylor (Morristown, Indiana); "The Spiritual Landscape of John Muir's California," by Timothy Babalis (Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, California); and "The Quest for Lamy,"by Thomas J. Steele, S. J. (Regis University). A third session, with S. Barbara Misner, C.S.C.S., as chair and commentator, considered "Christians and Dilemmas of European Nationalism in the Twentieth Century. Martin R. Menke from Rivier College presented a paper entitled "A Christian Nationalism in the Resistance to National Socialism. David Hein of Hood College delivered his paper, "Hugh Lister (1901-44): Priest, Labor Leader, Combatant Officer." Edward J. Ondrako, O.EM. Conv., from Cornell University Catholic Community could not be present but sent his paper, "Who is Jan Chryzostum Cardinal Korec?"which was read. Session IV, "Sacred Biography and the Carolingian `Middle Ground"' featured three papers: "An Island in MidStream: Cross-Cultural Interaction at Mont Saint-Michel," by John Arnold (University of Rochester); "Biblical and Classical Landscapes in the Ninth-Century Vita S. Sualonis," by Lynda Coon (University of Arkansas); and "The Meeting of Earthly Beauty and Heavenly Glory in the Vita Adelhardi of Paschasius Radbertus," by David E Appleby (U.S. Naval Academy). The final session in the first round, "Catholics in Sixteenth Century Fact and Fiction" had Angelyn Dries, O.S.E (Cardinal Stritch University), as chair and commentator. Participants heard Robert E. Scully, SJ. (Le Moyne College), discuss "The English Jesuit Mission in Elizabethan Wales: 1580-1603," and Ellen A. Macek (University of Tennessee at Knoxville) examine "Mapping Religious and Cultural Identities: English Travel Literature, 1550-1650. …

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