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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Vol. 71, Annual

From the Tropics to the Freezer: Filipino Catholics Acclimatize to Canada, 1972-2002
Newcomers to Canada in the last forty years, Filipinos Catholics have not yet become the subject of serious historical inquiry. In this study, the techniques of narrative analysis are employed along with the traditional methods of history in order...
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Vol. 70, Annual

"The Science Ball": Poetry as Historical Evidence (1)
In 1906, a witty poem about girls and science appeared in The Niagara Rainbow. The poem was written by Mother Berchmans Doyle, IBVM, for the 19 students in her science class at Loretto Academy in Hamilton. This paper shows how our traditional conception...
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The Social Origins and Congregational Identity of the Founding Sisters of St. Martha of Charlottetown, PEI, 1915-1925 (1)
Bishop Henry O'Leary (1879-1938) founded the Sisters of St Martha of Charlottetown to serve the 45 per cent of the population of PEI that was Catholic. He wrongly assumed that founding the first congregation of women religious native to the province...
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The Maritimes Region and the Building of a Canadian Church: The Case of the Diocese of Antigonish after Confederation
This article addresses the role of regions in the formation and nurturing of a "national" Catholic Church among English-speaking Catholics in Canada after Confederation. Focussing on the Diocese of Antigonish, in Nova Scotia, as one example, the author...
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Annual

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Annual

Archbishop Tache's Relations with the Oblate General Administration
In carrying out their responsibilities Oblate bishops in the Canadian North West exercised the same functions as a contemporary chief executive officer of a large corporation. These bishops had to prepare strategic plans, recruit personnel, process...
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Besieged but Connected: Survival Strategies at a Quebec Convent
Choir sisters at the eighteenth century Hopital-General de Quebec rose in the pre-dawn blackness, then devoted some seven hours each day to sacred music, prayer, and meditation in their cells. Still, some of them were remarkably well versed in the...
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From Professor to Pastor: George Bernard Flahiff and the Experience of Vatican II
Being named Archbishop of Winnipeg, as he was on 15 March 1961, filled Father George Bernard Flahiff, Superior General of the Basilian Fathers, with some dismay. He tried to refuse the honour and the burden, pleading pastoral inexperience and personal...
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Fr. Fortunato Mizzi's Contributions to Maltese Catholics in Toronto [1]
The efforts and role of the Catholic Church in the development of non-English speaking immigrant communities who settled in Toronto at the end of the 19th century and the first three decades of the twentieth century is generally well documented. [2]...
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The Communious / Les Confessions
A. General History / Histoire generale Boisvert, Mathieu, dir. Un monde de religions. Sanite-Foy, Quebec: Presses de l'Universite du Quebec, 1997-2000. 3 v. Dochuk, Darren. "'A Mediating Faith' : Canadian Conservative Evangelicalism in Transition,...
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Regional History / Histories Regionales
A. Diocese, Congregation, Snyod / Diocese, congregation ou synode Central Canada: Hay, Eldon. "The Central Canada Presbytery : Prospects, Perplexities, Problems." Canadian Society of Church History Historical Papers (1998) : 29-44. Charlottetown,...
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Biographies
A. General / General VA/SA : 03) Bumsted. Martel, Lucie. Les religieuses Martel au Canada. Montreal : La Croix et le Lys, 1998. 2 vol. Martel, Lucie. Les pretres et les freres Filion, Fillion et Philion au Quebec. Montreal : La Croix et le...
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Missions
VA/SA: 2) Roberto. 5B) United Song. 8B) Chauvreulx : Poirier ; Ciquard : MacDonough ; Flett : Block; Sadleir: Bazley; Scollen: Cottrell; Storrs: Fast. 12) Miller; Million. 14) Brock. Blackburn, Carole. Harvest of Souls : The Jesuit Missions and...
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L'Eglise et Les Arts
VA/SA: 5B) Mennonite: Taves. 7) Lei. SB) Farrar: Grover. Colloque regional sur le patrimoine religieux ([1.sup.er] : 1998 Lac-Bouchette, Qudbec). Premier colloque regional sur le patrimoine religicux: l'avenir des biens d'eglise: le Saguenay -Lac-Saint-Jean...
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The Church and Education / L'Eglise et L'education
VA\SA 2) Roberto. 6A) Sisters of Saint Ann Down ; Soeurs de In Congregation de Notre-Dame: Pichette. 7) Corcoran. 13) Coulombe. 15) Dirks. 16) Boyd. Academie du Sacre-Coeur, Grand'mere: album souvenir des noces d'argent, 1902-1927 [Microforme]....
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The Church, Migration and Settlement / L'Eglise, la Migration et la Colonisation
VA/SA : 5B) Jewish: Sanders ; Mennonite : Regehr ; Muslim : McGown ; Protestantism : Jones ; Roman Catholic : Stanbridge. 8B) Casteel : Plank. 9) Greer. 12) Coulombe ; White. 16) Ralston. Akenson, Donald Harman. The Irish in Ontario : A Study in...
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The Church, Politics, Labour and Social Thought / L'Eglise, la Politique, le Travail et la Pensee Sociale
VA/SA: 5B) Anglican: Liebenberg; Doukhobor: McClaren; Jewish: Cloutier, Saucy, Srebrnik ; Presbyterian: Cahill. 8B) Casteel: Plank; Gerin-Lajoie: Lacombe ; Knowles: Stebner; Roche: FitzGerald. 75 ans d' eveil a la responsabilite sociale: Institut...
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The Church and Society / L'Eglise et la Societe
VA/SA : 4) Lyon. 5B) Baptist: Prime ; Buddhist: McLellan ; Roman Catholic Maurutto. 9) Girard; Nielson. 10) Doty; Krasowski ; Trenk. 14) Brock. 16) Ralson ; Savoie. 50 ans d'histoire du Cercle Mgr A. Vachon 807: 1949-1999. [Saint-Raymond ?: s.n.],...
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Directives Aux Auteurs
Publiee par la Societe canadienne d'histoire de l'Eglise catholique, la revue Etudes d'histoire religieuse est presentee une fois l'an. Elle fait paraitre des articles, des notes critiques, des comptes rendus et une bibliographie qui font progresser...
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Presentation
Le [67.sup.c] volume de la revue prend une teneur particuliere. Il fait suite au Congres annuel de la Societe canadienne d'histoire de l'Eglise qui s'est tenu en septembre 2000 a Quebec pour faire le point sur la recherche en histoire socioreligieuse....
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Nive Voisine: Un Portrait
Yves Roby [1] A Notre-Dame-du-Lac Nive Voisine est ne le 27 avril 1928 a Notre-Dame-du-Lac (comte Temiscouata) [2], qu Arthur Buies a decrit comme [much less than] un des plus remarquables endroits de la province [much greater than]. Dernier...
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L'oeuvre De Nive Voisine
Livres 1967 Initiation a la recherche, Rimouski, Les publications du Cegep, VII, 48 p. (en collaboration avec Gerard Beaulieu et Gabriel Berube). 1969 Un portage. Le Detour, Notre-Dame-du-Lac, Notre-Dame-du-Lac, Comite du centenaire, XVI, 22p....
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L'histoire Religieuse Des Regions Du Quebec Bilan et Perspectives
Christine Hudon [1] RESUME: Cet article se propose d'examiner ce que les etudes d'histoire locale et regionale ont apporte a notre connaissance de l'histoire religieuse du Quebec et de voir comment, a travers ces etudes, a ete posee la question...
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Entre Revo1ution Tranquille et Aggiornamento Conciliaire: Evolution Dans le Gouvernement Du Diocese De Quebec Au Cours Des Annees 1960
Gilles Routhier [1] RESUME: Cette etude, sur 1'evolution des institutions centrales de gouvernement du diocese de Quebec entre 1960 et 1970, veut etablir la relation entre l'evolution des modeles de gouvernance mis en avant au Quebec au moment de...
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Le Prelevement Ecclesiastique Dans le Diocese De Nicolet, a la Fin Du [XIX.Sup.E] Siecle: La Fabrique
Jean Roy [1] Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres RESUME : Dans cette communication, la fabrique est decrite comme un agent economique qui gere l'argent des fideles d'une paroisse. Elle l'utilise pour assurer les services du culte, pour entretenir...
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La Culture Religieuse Des Beaucerons: Permanences et Formes Nouvelles, 1852-1940
Hugues Brunoni [1] RESUME: en Beauce, les annees 1850 a 1940 sont temoins d'une mutation de la culture religieuse. Si le redressement des conduites pascales -- qui conduit a des niveaux de pratiques frisant l'unanimite -- en represente Ia manifestation...
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Construire le Rite Comme Un Objet Historique: Pour Un Usage Pragmatique De 1'anthropologie En Histoire Religieuse Du Quebec
Ollivier Hubert [1] RESUME: Le renouveau de l'historie culturelle, qui concerne evidemment 1'histoire religieuse, risque de se faire dans un rejet inconsidere de certains des principes fondamentaux de l'histoire sociale : la volonte de rejoindre...
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Ceremonies De Mariage Dans la Val1ee Du Haut-Richelieu Au [XX.Sup.E] Siecle: Le Faste et le Sacre
Martine Tremblay [1] RESUME: Une enquete menee dans la region de Saint-Jean-Iberville, aupres de personnes mariees au cours des periodes 1920-1940 et 1980-1995, a permis de montrer la transformation de la ceremonie religieuse du mariage au [XX.sup.e]...
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Des Mondes Religieux Paralleles, Un Espace Commun? Amerindiens et Musique Vocale Europeenne Sous le Regime Francais
Paul-Andre Dubois [1] RESUME: Cet article porte sur la musique religieuse francaise en usage chez les Amerindiens chretiens de Nouvelle-France aux [XVII.sup.e] et [XVIII.sup.e] siecles. Plus particulierement, il questionne le succes etonnant qu'a...
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Les Missions Oblates Aupres Des Amerindiens et Des Inuit Du Nord Canadien. Un Chantier Pour I'anthropologie Historique
Frederic Laugrand [1] RESUME: L'etude des missions oblates aupres des Amerindiens et des Inuit du Nord canadien constitue un objet de recherche recent. Cet article propose un bref survol historiographique a travers les contributions respectives...
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La Religion Populaire En Questions. Un Debat a L'interieur De L'historiographie Religieuse Recente
Bernard Delpal [1] RESUME: Des deux cotes de l'Atlantique, a partir des annees 1970, les travaux, colloques et publications consacres a la religion populaire ont connu un essor spectaculaire. Les historiens, en rejoignant les foildoristes, les anthropologues...
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Des Catechismes a L'enseignement Religieux: Le Cadre Des Representations Religieuses
Brigitte Caulier et Raymond Brodeur [1] RESUME: Les profondes mutations religieuses du [XX.sup.e] siecle ant fait de l'enseignement religieux un objet d'etude privilegie dans les universites canadiennes. Il sollicite plusieurs disciplines comme...
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De Prudence et D'audace. L'enseignement Religieux En Contexte De Renouveau Catehistique Chez Les Freres Des Ecoles Chretiennes Au Quebec (1930-1940)
Melanie Lanouette [1] RESUME: Les Freres des Ecoles chrdtiennes ne sont pas indifferents au renouveau pedagogique qui s'observe dans les annees 1930 et 1940 au Quebec Ils operent, durant cette periode, une veritable renovation des methodes catechistiques...
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Les Communautes Religieuses Au Quebec: Pour Une Approche Par Families Spirituelles
Guy Laperriere [1] RESUME: Ou en est I'historiographie des congregations religieuses au Quebec? L'article fait le point sur les principaux ouvrages publies de 1975 a 1999. II propose ensuite une approche nouvelle, par families spirituelles, et esquisse...
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L'Eglise et L'edification D'une Culture Publique Au Quebec
Roberto Perin [1] RESUME: La religion en tant que phenomene culturel et J'Eglise en tant qu'institution jouent un role capital dans le maintien et l'expansion de l'identite canadienne-francaise au moment de l'insertion du Quebec dans l'ensemble...
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Legitimite De L'apostolat De L'edition: Le Levrier et Fides
Yvan Cloutier [1] RESUME: L'etude de l'activite editoriale des congregations religieuses quebecoises permet d'identifier une logique propre a ses editeurs, voire un modele editorial specifique. L'incursion de quelques communautes dans l'edition...
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Influence De L'education et De la Spiritualite Franciscaine Sur L'oeuvre D'un Poete Du Quebec le Cas Alfred DesRochers
Simone Vannucci [1] [...] le rapport que l'intellectuel entretient necessairement avec l'dcole et avec son passd scolaire a unpoids determinant dans le systeme de ses choix intellectuels les plus inconscients [2]. Pierre Bourdieu RESUME: La...
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Une Censure Totale? L'Eglise Quebecoise et la Nationalisation De L'imaginaire Litteraire (1920-1929)
Pierre Hebert [1] Chaque fois qu'une communaute, ou une partie puissante de la communaute, ou une gouvernement de n'importe quel type essaie de dicter a l'artiste ce qu'il doit faire, ou bien l'Art disparil completement, ou il devient stereotype,...
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Le Projet Educatif Des Freres Des Ecoles Chretiennes Dans la Ville De Quebec (1860-1940): Modernite, Urbanite et Objet De Polemique
Marie-Josee Larocque [1] RESUME: Dans l'histoire educative du Quebec, certains projets scolaires ont cherche a repondre aux defis poses par l'industrialisation l'urbanisation et la modernite de la societe quebecoise. C'est le cas du projet educatif...
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L'histoire Religieuse Sans Les Femmes
Micheline Dumont [1] RESUME: Poser les femmes comme sujet de l'histoire implique que leurs experiences et leur point de vue seront pris en compte. Ce texte reflechit sur cette question autour de trois points. D'abord, un bref examen critique de...
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La Vie Religieuse Feminine En Evolution et Sous Observation. Un Apercu Historique
Jean-Paul Rouleau [1] RESUME Dans un regard d'ensemble sur la recherche des sciences humaines et sociales concernant les communautes religieuses, y compris les communautes feminines au Quebec depuis 1960 jusque'a aujourd'hui, cet article identifie...
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Une Jeunesse Unique? Mouvements De Jeunesse et Contestation Sociale
Lucie Piche [1] RESUME: L'etude des mouvements d'action catholique specialisee permet de mettre en relief l'emergence progressive de la jeunesse comme groupe social organise a partir des annees 1930. L'analyse du discours et des revendications de...
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Les Patronages Des Religieux De Saint-Vincent De Paul: Lieu De Formation Religieuse En Milieu Ouvrier, 1935-1955
Caroline Lantagne [1] RESUME: Les Religieux de Saint-Vincent de Paul debarquent a Quebec en 1884 pour prendre en charge les patronages de la Societe Saint-Vincent de Paul. Ils vont alors developper une structure d'encadrement qui comprend plusieurs...
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La Christianisation D'une Methode: La Formation Religieuse Des Scouts Du Petit Seminaire De Quebec, 1933-1970
Raphael Theriault [1] RESUME: Le mouvement scout, qui s'implante au Quebec dans la deuxieme moitid des annees 1920, propose a ses members une formation integrale qui se depolic notamment sur le champ religieux, Nous utiliserons pour la definir l'exemple...
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De Veuillot a Tardivel, Ou Les Ambiguites De la Haine De la Modernite
Michel Lagree [1] RESUME: Dans 1'ultramontanisme quebecois, Jules-Paul Tardivel est souvent presente comme le disciple le plus zele de Louis Veuillot. Cependant, Si l'on envisage la modernite du double point de vue du changement sociotechnique et...
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Vol. 66, Annual

Sisters of Service: Breaking Free of the Monastic Tradition to Serve the Abandoned Ones
As a particular field within the discipline of Canadian history, women's organizations have only recently been accepted as a topic of major research importance. Even more rare was any extensive study of women's work within the structures of the major...
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Canadien Bishop in the Ecclesiastical Province of Oregon
Ordained in the Quebec City in 1821, Augustin Magliore Blanchet (1797-1887) served as bishop of Walla Walla (1846-1850) and later of Nesqually (1850-1879), presently the Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington. This article examines how Blanchet's earlier...
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"To Be Useful to the Whiteman and the Indian and the Country at Large": Constantine Scollen, Missionary-Priest, and Native-White Relations in the West, 1862-1885
Most early historical accounts of Roman Catholic missionary activities in Western Canada were overwhelmingly hagiographic in nature. Written either by the participants themselves or by Church historians who sympathized with the goals of the missionaries...
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Writing the Pacific Northwest into Canadian and U.S. Catholic History: Geography, Demographics, and Regional Religion
From its earliest settlement by Europeans three things have been true religiously about the Pacific Northwest (for purposes of this paper Oregon, Washington, Idaho, British Columbia, Alaska): 1) the region is largely unchurched; 2) the region is religiously...
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Material Culture of the Loretto School for Girls in Hamilton, Ontario, 1865-1971
The material culture at Mount St. Mary (the site location of the Loretto School for Girls and Loretto Academy) in Hamilton, Ontario from 1865-1971 espoused the values of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM, popularly known as the Loretto...
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"True Standing of Catholic Higher Educational Institutions" of English Canada: The 1901 Falconio Survey
In July of 1901, Monsignor Diomede Falconio (1842-1917), OFM,(2) the Apostolic Delegate, dispatched a one-page survey to all superiors of institutions of Catholic Higher Education in Canada. He sought, through the eleven-item questionnaire, "to report...
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Current Bibliography of Canadian Church History
Bibliographie recente de l'histoire de l'Eglise canadienne 1998-2000 Under supervision of / Sous la direction de Michel Bergeron Saint Paul University / Universite Saint-Paul (Ottawa, Ont.) In collaboration with / En collaboration avec...
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Vol. 65, Annual

Priest's Tale: The Evolution of the Thinking of Eugene Cullinane CSB
Gregory Baum dedicated his book, Catholics and Canadian Socialism, to Eugene Cullinane. The tribute is an indication of Baum's estimate of Cullinane's place in the history of socialism in Canada. That mark was made by what Cullinane did in a period...
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"These Treasures of the Church of God": Catholic Child Immigration to Canada
1 I would like to thank Dr. Joy Parr and the journal's anonymous assessors for their very helpful comments on an earlier draft of this article. I, of course, am responsible for its remaining imperfections. Between the 1870s and the depression of...
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Challenging the Status Quo: An Examination of the History of Catholic Education in British Columbia
British Columbia is unique among Canadian provinces in that it has always been and remains the most unchurched region of the country, a fact that has greatly impacted the development of Catholic education there. Even before 1871, when British Columbia...
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Making a Path by Walking: Loretto Pioneers Facing the Challenges of Catholic Education on the North American Frontier
The five Loretto pioneers who, after an exhausting six weeks' journey from Dublin via Liverpool and New York, arrived on the Toronto waterfront on the early afternoon of 16 September 1847 (1) had little idea of what lay in store for them in this first...
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Roman Catholic Ecclesiastics in English North America, 1610-58: A Comparative Assessment
The idea of establishing missions in North America was not foreign to the English Roman Catholic community and its clergy. British historian David Beers Quinn has described some schemes that were devised between 1581 and 1609 and that involved Catholic...
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Vol. 64, Annual

Canadian Messenger of the Sacred Heart, 1905-1927: Window on Ultramontane Spirituality
The longest run of any Catholic magazine in Canada is that of the Canadian Messenger of the Sacred Heart. (1) It has been published continuously since 1891 to this present year - over one hundred years. First called the Messenger of the Sacred Heart,...
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Michael Anthony Fleming and Ultramontanism in Irish-Newfoundland Roman Catholicism, 1829-1850
1 This essay is based on the author's "Conflict and Culture in Irish-Newfoundland Roman Catholicism, 1829-1850," unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Ottawa, 1997. Research for this study was funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research...
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Harvesting the "Red Vineyard": Catholic Religious Culture in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919
After only six months of service in the Canadian Expeditionary Force as a chaplain, Father Bernard Stephen Doyle of Toronto was clearly unimpressed with the spiritual exercises of the men in his care. "I have become more firmly convinced," he wrote...
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Question of Class? Relations between Bishops and Lay Leaders in Ireland and Newfoundland, 1783-1807
Using Ireland and Newfoundland as examples, this paper tries to demonstrate how class played a significant role in the relations between Catholic bishops and lay leaders in both societies. Sometimes unwillingly perhaps, members of the Catholic hierarchy...
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From College to University: The Basilian Fathers and Assumption, 1950-1963
"The University of Windsor is a False Assumption." These words, emblazoned on a banner, greeted returning students to the University of Windsor in 1964. Perplexing to some, this sentiment held deep significance to the Basilian Fathers and their supporters...
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Bishop (John) McNally and the Benedictines of Ampleforth
In April 1912 two Benedictine monks from Ampleforth in England arrived in Edmonton to study the possibility of establishing a monastic foundation in the western provinces. Father Oswald Smith, Abbot of Ampleforth Abbey, and Father Vincent Wilson had...
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Women Religious and Their Work of History in Canada, 1639-1978: A Starting Point for Analysis
1 This paper is part of a series which analyzes the historical significance of the work women religious in English Canada. The author acknowledges the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The author thanks the Leadership...
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Quebec's Bishop as Pawn: (Jean-Baptiste De) Saint-Vallier's Imprisonment in England, 1704-1709
1 This note is derived from a paper presented to the Portsmouth City Records Office Seminar in March 1993. I am obliged to archivists on both sides of the Atlantic for help during research visits, to Rev. F.G. Morrisey, O.M.I., Saint Paul University,...
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Vol. 63, Annual

Vie Voyagere for Women: Moving beyond Cloister in Seventeenth-Century New France
Between 1659 and 1698 over fifty women came together under the leadership of Marguerite Bourgeoys to form what became the Congregation de Notre-Dame of Montreal. In doing so, they were following the pattern of numerous similar congregations of women...
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Irish Radicalism and the Roman Catholic Church in Quebec and Ireland, 1833-1834: O'Callaghan and O'Connell Compared
Introduction Recent historical studies on the Rebellion in the Canadas suggest that we need to look more closely at the crisis of 1837-38 and the years preceding it, as a "complex series of contingent events" rather than a one-dimensional act of...
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"Catholic Schools for Catholic Children": The Making of a Roman Catholic School System in London, Ontario, 1850 to 1871
By 1871, the year of Egerton Ryerson's last great public school act, the city of London, Ontario, had not only a well-developed system of public elementary and high schools but also generous provision for Catholic education. Twenty years earlier, this...
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Cardinal for English Canada: The Intrigues of Bishop John T. McNally, 1930-1937
Two major themes in the historiography of Canadian Catholicism have been the rivalry between French-Canadian and English-Canadian Catholics for ascendancy in the Church, and the struggle to define the relationship between Church and State in Canada....
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Department of External Affairs and the Release of Bishop O'Gara from Chinese Prison, 1951-1953
On 8 March 1953, Passionist Father Linus Lombard was summoned to the local headquarters of the Communist Party Bureau of Public Safety, Yuanling, Hunan, China, a small river town in western Hunan. American Passionist priests and Sisters of Charity...
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Writing the History of Canadian Christianity: A Retrospect and Prospect of the Anglophone Scene
In order to understand where we are collectively as a discipline, we must first look at where we have been. Only after we have figured where we have been and how we got from there to where we are now will we be in position to appreciate what our discipline...
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Life outside the Cloister: Some Reflections on the Writing of the History of the Catholic Church in English Canada, 1983-1996
Since 1983, the writing of the history of the Catholic Church in Canada has experienced significant change. Two distinguished scholars of Canadian religious history, John Moir and the late George Rawlyk, can be credited for their awakening of the historians...
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No. 62, Annual

Selling Education: The Problems of Convent Schools in Acadian New Brunswick, 1858-1886
Teaching Sisters came from Quebec to open schools in the Frenchspeaking areas of New Brunswick because Bishop Rogers of Chatham, Pere Camille Lefebvre, C.S.C., Director of the bilingual classical college of St.Joseph, and several parish priests told...
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Nomination of Michael Fallon as Bishop of London
At the turn of this century, the population of the nine counties that comprise the Catholic Diocese of London, Ontario had reached 500,038. Of these 11.24% professed the Catholic faith, 5.31% claimed French as their ethnic origin, and 21.49% were of...
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Catholicism, Alliances, and Amerindian Evangelists during the Seven Years' War
When Robert Eastburn was carried by a Canadian Iroquois war party to Kanesetake in April of 1756, the features of this community that most attracted his attention were the conspicuous and elaborate Stations of the Cross. They consisted of four houses,...
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Student Leaders at the University of Montreal during the Early 1950s: What Did Catholics Want? (Quiet Revolution)
It has long been the fate of Quebec society of the 1950s to be overshadowed by the decade of the 1960s and the Quiet Revolution. The 1950s have been associated in the popular mind with the reactionary Duplessis regime. A parallel assumption has been...
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"For God and Canada": The Early Years of the Catholic Women's League in Alberta
At Calgary in April 1957 Bishop Francis Carroll addressed the Diocesan unit of the Catholic Women's League of Canada, a national organization of laywomen. His subject was Catholic Action, the pursuit of Christian perfection that includes an apostolate...
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Why the Quiet Revolution Was "Quiet": The Catholic Church's Reaction to the Secularization of Nationalism in Quebec after 1960
Writing about the rapid secularization of Quebec society in the 1960s and 1970s, Hubert Guindon remarks, "In every respect except calendar time, centuries -- not decades -- separate the Quebec of the 1980s from the Quebec of the 1950s." (2) A similar...
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Bibliographie Recente De L'histoire De l'Eglise Canadienne / A Current Bibliography of Canadian Church History 1995-1996
Sous la direction de / Under supervision of Michel Bergeron Universite Saint-Paul University (Ottawa, Ont.) En collaboration avec / In collaboration with: Paul Aubin (Sainte-Foy, Que.) Margaret Sanche St. Thomas More College (Saskatoon,...
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