ACHA 2015 Annual Report

Table of contents

President’s Report

One of the joys of being President of the ACHA is that I met through e-mail or by telephone many members I did not know.  That happened when I appointed people to various committees, read proposals for ACHA funding, and weighed in on selection of the various prize committees and Distinguished Award recipients.  I am grateful that funds have been put toward grants for graduate students, a process that was begun, as I recall, during Professor Steve Avella’s tenure as President.  Reading their reports, which are posted on our website, gave me a picture of some of the subject matter and methodological approaches the rising generation of historians of Catholic life are employing.

The last two years the American Historical Association has desired that affiliate organizations register through the AHA.  This means paying AHA membership dues.  We have been able to have our ACHA members register for our conference only and not have to pay the extra expenses involved in an additional membership.  This has been due to the diligence of our Secretary, Bentley Anderson, S.J., who has worked tirelessly to get information to members, send out registration packets, locate and contract with people for purposes of the Presidential Luncheon and the ACHA Social.  We have been able to keep costs relatively low for those attending, because those who have gone before us have made sound investments and provided us with some monies for the good of the members.

We continue to think through our relationship with AHA and with the American Society of Church History.  With the latter group, we are in the process of working on a joint conference for Spring, 2017.

Our organization depends on the talents, knowledge, and willingness of our members to serve on Committees.  I asked Professor Anderson to draw up a chart of the Committees, with the years that individuals begin their Committee membership and their length of term.  He has made the chart retroactive to 2013.  One look at the chart and you will find that twenty-five members serve the ACHA through their respective Committee.  This is in addition to Executive Council members who might not serve on a Committee.

At our Executive Council meeting in Atlanta, we will be discussing a possible graduate student representative on the Executive Council.  It might behoove each of us to think about how we can interest our colleagues in “Catholic History” in relation to their areas of expertise.  Along these lines, we might want to resurrect a Membership Committee, whose purpose it could be to explore ways that various periods of history, methodologies, or academic fields engage Catholic History and acquaint key people and graduate students with ACHA.

It has been my pleasure to serve the ACHA in 2015 and I look forward to the leadership that the incoming President, Professor Liam Brockey, will provide for 2016.  Thank you to all of you who have served on Committees and to our membership as a whole.

Peace and all good,

Angelyn Dries, O.S.F.
2015 President
Professor Emerita, Saint Louis University

Secretary’s Report

The office of Executive Secretary allows one to keep in contact with the members and to keep them informed regarding ACHA news and events. The decision to establish and maintain a website was a wise decision of the Executive Council several years ago. The decision to upgrade the site this past year was also a good use of ACHA funds. We have a presence on the World Wide Web, and we now are accessible to the global academic and scholarly world. Information that took weeks and months to reach our members is now disseminated in a matter of minutes.

Membership. As of December 31, 2015, we had 466 active members. The demographics are as follows: 51 Lifetime members (of which 13 are libraries), 74 Graduate Student members, 245 Regular members, 49 Emeritus/a or Retired members, and 47 Full Professor members. If we counted the lapsed members from this past year (109), we have a total of 575. I recommend to the Executive Council that we reconstitute the Membership Committee in an effort to increase membership and ACHA visibility. The bigger questions facing the Association is identity. As former President Daniel Bornstein has asked: Is the ACHA a group of Catholic historians, or is the ACHA a group of historians who study Catholicism? Regardless of how we answer that question, we, as a scholarly organization, should reflect on the nature of the Association, especially as we near our centennial.

1919ACHA2019. The ACHA Centennial is approaching. In consultation with the Executive Council, I will establish a Centennial Committee to organize appropriate celebrations during the 2018-2019 academic year. Our Annual Meeting in 2019 should highlight our founding and, if possible, we should hold our Spring 2019 meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, as that is our founding city.

ACHA on the web. As I have mentioned, the investment in a web page has been a good and wise one. Annual elections, paper and panel submissions, graduate student awards and grants submissions, prize winners and distinguished award recipients are all handled through the Internet. Members’ access to “The Catholic Historical Review” is handled through the portal found on the main webpage. We even post non-ACHA news that may be of interest to our members. The Communications Committee reviews the website on a regular basis, proposing changes and modifications, but the site is maintained by our very capable webmaster, Andrew Metzger. With an emphasis on ePublishing and ecological sustainability, the web will become even more vital to the long term health of the Association.

2015 Meeting. The 95th Annual Meeting in New York City was a success, in large part to the work of the Program Committee. Mary Brown, chair, Martin Menke and Maria Mazzenga made it happen. Our paper/panel submission process as well as NYC 2015 registration was all handled through the web (given the restrictions placed on us by the AHA regarding on-site registration, we will continue to conduct all Annual Meeting functions via the Internet). Besides the Panels and Roundtables that constitute the bulk of the Annual Meeting, we were fortunate that Mary Brown and Jim Carroll organized tours of Hell’s Kitchen and Lower Manhattan (the Elizabeth Ann Seton tour). Our Presidential luncheon, Social and Liturgy were all held at St. Paul the Apostle church in midtown Manhattan. Like our gathering in New Orleans, it was good to hold our social and liturgical events away from the impersonal settings of a hotel ballroom.

Awards and Grants. Congratulations to our 2015 recipients and awardees. This year the ACHA again offered four Travel grants to our graduate student members in order that individuals could participate in either the Annual or Spring meeting. We also provided Summer Research grants to six deserving Graduate Students. Many thanks to Helen Ciernick, Mount St. Marty College, and Roy Domenico of the University of Scranton, for serving on the Grad. Student grant committee.

Spring Meeting 2015. Many thanks to Kathy Cummings, Catherine Osborne and the folks at the University of Notre Dame for hosting the 2015 Spring meeting of the ACHA. Given the location of the gathering and the prestige of the host institution, the Spring meeting was well attended. The Executive Council will be discussing the viability as well as variety of our Spring meetings. The past few meetings, while well organized, planned and executed, did not draw the number of participants as in the past. Given this reality, we will not be holding a Spring 2016 meeting.

Affiliates and Affiliations. As the Executive Secretary & Treasurer, I represent the ACHA when interacting with other organizations and associations. Along with my fellow Affiliate officers, I am able to present and represent our point of view regarding policies and procedures that the American Historical Association determines. We are an old, venerable, but rather small organization. Our voice can be heard, but it does not wield much influence among the dozens of affiliates. We will try to address that reality. Given the need for Affiliate bodies to work together more closely, the ACHA has been in contact with fellow historical organizations to determine the feasibility of greater cooperation. For the Denver 2017 Annual Meeting, the ACHA will be co-sponsoring joint panels with the American Society of Church History (ASCH); and our Spring 2017 meeting, to be held in Berkeley, California, will be a joint venture with the ASCH. We look forward to other opportunities to coordinate and collaborate with other scholarly organizations.

2014 Book Prizes. In New York we recognized John O’Malley, recipient of the John Gilmary Shea prize, for “Trent: What Happened at the Council”; Robert Ventresca, winner of the inaugural awarding of the Harry C. Koenig book prize in Catholic biography for “Soldier for Christ: The Life of Pius XII”; and Daniel Stoltzenberg, our Howard R. Marraro prize recipient, for “Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity”.

Distinguished Award recipients. The ACHA recognized the following individuals and organization during the 2015 Presidential luncheon: William Portier of the University of Dayton, Distinguished Scholar Awardee; Denis Ryan, College of New Rochelle, Distinguished Teaching Award recipient; and “The Institute of Jesuit Sources”, an apostolic work of the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus, our Distinguished Service to Catholic Studies Award recipient, John Padberg, S.J., representing the IJS.

Committees. As the president has mentioned in her annual report, the ACHA has twenty-five individuals serving on committees, which does not include the members of the Executive Council (another 10 individuals). Committee participation is what will keep the ACHA functioning as a historical organization. As we develop as an Association of scholars, member ownership is imperative. The willingness of our members to serve is gratifying; it also makes my life easier. My office relies on the kindness of ACHA members.

R. Bentley Anderson, S.J.

Elections Board Report

Election 2015. The members of the Elections Board certified that Augustine Curley, O.S.B., archivist, St. Benedict’s Abbey, Newark, New Jersey, and A. Katie Harris, Associate a Professor at the University of California, Davis, have been elected to the Executive Council for the term 2015-2018. They took office effective September 22, 2015. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Associate Professor and Director of the Cushwa Center, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, was elected the 2016 Vice President of the ACHA; she assumed office January 7, 2016. A word of thanks to Cecilia Moore, University of Dayton; Mary Henold, Roanoke College; and Amy Koehlinger, University of Oregon, for standing for office. It is one’s willingness to service that enables the Association to function.

J.J. Carney, chair

Treasurer’s report

The Budget and Budgeting. The ACHA’s financials are solid. Based on our membership and its various categories, dues generated approximately $27,000 this past year.  To meet our spending needs for 2015, we had a drawdown of $30,000 (or approximately 2.5%) from our portfolio. For 2016, I am requesting an operating budget of just over $60K. Our projected budget expenses for 2016 are consistent with prior years. The one exception is the Website update. Over the past two years we have been paying, in monthly installments, for the upgrade to our website. This expenditure was approved at the 2014 Washington Annual Meeting. Going forward I am requesting that the EC approve a fraction of the cost for a web upgrade on an annual basis in order to have the monies set aside when needed in five or six years.

Investments. Our investment portfolio is quite strong. This is due, in part, to a strong Stock Market as well as a diverse investment portfolio that attempts to maximize profit returns. To this end, the value of our investments at the end of 2015 was $1,176,577, having earned $20,972 this past year. Profits, however, are not the only concern of our Finance Committee. It is time to question the ACHA’s obligation or duty to invest not just wisely but also responsibly. The Finance Committee should be charged to explore ways that our portfolio can support ethical investing. The trade off may be a lower return, but at least the Association would know it was doing the right thing.

Funds and awards. The Executive Council approved increasing the award monies for the varies prizes in 2014. This was to bring all the book awards to a $1500 level. In 2013 the Executive Council approved awarding, on a competitive basis, Graduate Student Research grants as well as Junior Faculty Research grants. This brought a new dimension to the activities of our Association. No longer did we just award a couple of book prizes, a dissertation award and a journal article. We actively engaged and assisted scholars at their earliest levels of research and writing. That is what the ACHA is all about, and that is the focus and direction I intend to keep emphasizing as long as I am in office. The Graduate Student Summer Research initiative has been quite popular and successful. The committee responsible for evaluating submissions recommended six worthy applications–we award monies to all six, which meant the EC had to approve a supplemental budget to cover the additional expenditures.

Accounting for funds. Our organization is a 501(c) non-profit that is cash driven. Because of this method for the funding and running our organization, we are not required to keep exacting endowment records. What we are required to do by law is report the initial endowment funds in our annual IRS 990 filing. This we have been doing. All the donations and endowment funds that the ACHA has received over the past three decades have been, and continue to be, reported according to, and in compliance with, the prescribed accounting standards of the government and industry.

Word of thanks. I would like to thank Eric Wood of Fordham University and Rodger Van Allen of Villanova University for their service to the Association. They have both been members of the Finance Committee for the past three years. Their wisdom and guidance has been greatly appreciated. Elizabeth McGahan remains on the Committee, and William Jordan joins the Finance Committee this year.

R. Bentley Anderson, S.J.

2015-2016 ACHA award recipients

2015 John Gilmary Shea Prize awarded to Maureen C. Miller, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley for Clothing the Clergy: Virtue and Power in Medieval Europe, c. 800-1200 (Cornell University Press).

In awarding the Shea prize to Miller, the Committee commented that“It is common for historians to speak metaphorically of following threads and weaving together stories.  But for Maureen C. Miller, textiles and their production offer more than just a language to explain the historian’s craft.  They instead serve as crucial texts themselves, providing new and valuable insights into the past.  In Clothing the Clergy: Virtue, and Power in Medieval Europe, c. 800-1200, Miller deftly demonstrates the importance of clerical vestments for understanding how religious authority was conceived and exercised.  As she reveals, the gradual rise in the status of the clergy from the early to high Middle Ages was accompanied by ever more elaborate forms of clothing, even though this development stood in contrast to the repeated calls for reform among certain quarters of the clergy.  Eventually, the reformers adopted the type of magnificent vestments that have been the markers of clerical power down to the modern era.  Relying on a wide array of physical evidence, Miller reveals the level of effort invested in producing these vestments and how the styles changed over her period as a reflection of changing ideas about clerical virtue and power.  She further demonstrates the role of female patrons and producers in making the vestments, showing how women actively shaped clerical culture.  Miller’s work exemplifies the value of the study of material culture and offers a compelling argument that deepens our understanding of medieval Catholicism and its legacy.”

The selection of Dr. Miller’s work is doubly significant because this marks the first time that an individual has been a two-time recipient of this honor.  Dr. Miller had previously been awarded the 1993 Shea prize for her book, The Formation of a Medieval Church: Ecclesiastical Change in Verona, 950-1150 (Cornell University Press).  We congratulate her on her fine accomplishments.

Thomas Rzeznik, Seton Hall, chair

2015 Howard R. Marraro Prize for Italian History awarded to Nino Zchomelidse, Ph.D. of Johns Hopkins University for Art, Ritual, and Civic Identiry in Medieval Southern Italy (Penn State University Press).

This beautifully-produced book offers an in-depth and fascinating portrait of the Easter liturgical celebration in medieval southern Italy, based on a study of ecclesiastical furnishings and manuscripts produced between the 10th-14th centuries.  Zchomelidse’s interdisciplinary analysis focused on ambos, monumental candlestick holders, and exultet rolls brings to life the theatrical reenactment of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection during Easter week, as well as the changes brought to the liturgical practices in the Norman and Angevineras.

Valerie Ramseyer, Wellesley College, chair

The Peter Guilday Prize for 2015 is given to Scott Berg for his article “Seeing Prussia through Austrian Eyes: The Kölner Ereignis and Its Significance for Church and State in Central Europe,” which appear in Volume 101, no. 1 (Winter 2015), 48-73. Heavily based on archival and printed primary sources, this study analyzes the complex issues surrounding “mixed marriage” civil legislation in the states of Prussia and Austriathat led to the arrest in 1837 of the archbishop of Cologne, Clement August Droste zu Vischering (1836-45) for opposing the attempt of the Prussian king Frederick Wilhelm III (r. 1797-1840) to impose a “Protestantization” of his realm by requiring in 1803 and 1825 that all of the children of a Protestant father in a mixed marriage be raised as Protestants, a requirement contrary to Roman Catholic canon law governing marriage. There was similar legislation in Austria, requiring the children of a Catholic father in a mixed marriage to be raised as Catholics. But there were differences. Prussia was an absolutist confessional state that allowed no exceptions to its legislation. Austria was a non-confessional state whose Edict of Toleration (1781), Marriage Patent (1783), and civil code of 1811 defined marriage as a civil contract and allowed mixed-confession couples to have their marriage performed before a non-Catholic minister should the Catholic priest refuse to preside because the spouse would not take an oath to raise the children Catholic. Some priests would discreetly perform the ceremony for such couples, but not give the nuptial blessing, the priest’s role being considered the passive assistance of a state official at the ceremony.

​For a variety of reasons, the arrest of the archbishop of Cologne sparked widespread riots and resistance in the Rhineland to the point that the Prussian government sought a negotiated settlement of the problem with a re-energized Catholic Church, a settlement that had to await a new king, Frederick Wilhelm IV (r. 1840—61) and the good offices of the Austrian foreign minister, Klemens Wenzel von Metternich-Winneburg (1773-1859, f.m. 1809-48), who negotiated with Pope Gregory XVI (r. 1830-41) a resolution of the conflict whereby Droste received an apology, was released from imprisonment, and ceded the administration of his diocese to his coadjutor Johann von Geissel (1842), and, in addition, priests were officially allowed to assist passively in marriage ceremonies in which the Protestant father refused to promise to raise the children Catholic. The pope showed great flexibility in dealing with a secular state on disciplinary matters.  The Prussian state had backed down from its earlier stances and the settlement was seen as favorable to the Catholic Church. Because of its earlier tolerant civil legislation, Austria was spared any unrest from its Catholic population over its marriage laws. Berg’s study of the Kölner Ereignis in a wider context reveals an Austrian Catholic Church that enjoyed legitimacy and stability in a non-confessional state and that adapted its discipline to a modern state, a model that the supposedly “reactionary” pope Gregory XVI adopted for the resolution of the conflict with Prussia.  For these fresh insights the Peter Guilday prize is given to Scott Berg.

Nelson H. Minnch, Editor, The Catholic Historical Review

2015 John Tracy Ellis Dissertation Award presented to Jennifer Callaghan, PhD student in Religious and Catholic Studies at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, for “Critical Mass: The Fall and Rise of Latin in the long U.S. Catholic Liturgical Movement.”

In awarding Callaghan this award, the committee noted that her project“ interrogates 20th century discussions of Catholic liturgical reforms” from the 1930s to the present, and explores “how the administrative process of implementing reforms contributed to the construction of a post-conciliar American Catholic actor prepared to participate actively in both Catholic liturgical and U.S. civic life.”  Furthermore, the committee was impressed by the ways in which Ms. Callaghan’s research adds nuance to historical narratives of liberal/conservative polarization in the conciliar era.  Her work resists presenting the Latin Mass as either a political statement against the Second Vatican Council and modernization in the Church or as a pure exercise of religious piety.  Instead, Callaghan’s dissertation interrogates the complex constellation of religious and political elements which combined to form Catholic religious practices in the late 20th century.  Her study considers both regional aspects of the grassroots efforts to resurrect the Latin Mass in the Chicago area as well as larger national landscape of Catholic liturgy.

Amy Koehlinger, Oregon State University, chair


2016 ACHA Distinguished Scholar Award was presented to Professor Walter S. Melion, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Professor Melion’s work has covered the field of Renaissance and early modern European visual culture broadly. He has demonstrated the links between image and spirituality, between representation and religious meaning. His works address how early modern people understood images and used art to convey profound messages, especially in the field of doctrine and exegesis. Melion has worked on art from across Europe, but especially printed images, showing the links between readers, viewers, and artists. In addition to monographs on Jerónimo Nadal’s Adnotationes et meditationes in Evangelia(2003-2007) and on Scriptural illustration in the 16th-century Low Countries (2009), his books include Shaping the Netherlandish Canon: Karel van Mander’s `Schilder-Boeck’(Chicago: 1991) and The Meditative Art: Studies in the Northern Devotional Print, 1550-1625 (Philadelphia: 2009). He has also been the patron of many scholars working in the field of Renaissance and early modern art history, organizing volumes of essays and promoting discussions across disciplinary boundaries. His work on devotional images has greatly enhanced our understanding of Catholic culture in the period of the Counter-Reformation and the Catholic Reformation, and has inspired a new generation of scholars to reconsider Catholic artistic culture at both elite and popular levels.  In 2010 he was elected Foreign Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.


2016 ACHA Distinguished Teaching Award was presented to the Rev. Clyde F. Crews of Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky. Fr. Clyde F. Crews of Bellarmine University is a graduate of that institution, having earned his B.A. from the then named Bellarmine College in 1966. As a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship recipient, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in History of Christian Thought at Fordham University. Ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Louisville, in 1973, Fr. Crews returned to Bellarmine that same year where he then taught theology for the next thirty-plus years.  His scholarly, academic and teaching interests have ranged from investigating local southern Catholic history to English Catholic modernism and on to American Catholic popular culture. During his career, he routinely earned the rarest of academic accolades: the virtually unanimous admiration and respects of his students. Over the years, Fr. Crews proved to be a teacher, who understood Catholic higher education’s formative role. As an instructor, his courses were well subscribed, his teaching style engaging, his attention to student needs, admirable. His authentic teaching and his commitment to formation mutually reinforced. For those reasons, the University recognized his excellence in teaching by naming him a Wyatt Fellow. Clyde F. Crews has been a teacher, a mentor and a friend to many generations of Bellarmine students.  He retired from Bellarmine’s theology faculty in 2007 and remains professor emeritus.


2016 Distinguished Service to Catholic Studies Award was presented to the members of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Monastery, Conyers, Georgia. Since their arrival in the state of Georgia in 1944, the members of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, better known as the Trappists, have witnessed to the Gospels in a region of the United States that was not that familiar with monasticism or the Roman Catholic Church.  Through their labor and their lives of prayer, the Trappists have ministered to the people of North Georgia regardless of race or creed.  Theirs has been a missionary undertaking. For over seven decades, the Trappist monks of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Monastery have provided a place of prayer, of worship, and of solitude for all.  Their ministry has provided a link between the past, the present, and the future of the Christian faith, offering insight into the history of monasticism, providing knowledge of the ancient practices of prayer and meditation, and demonstrating to the world that the God who is, who was, and who will be dwells in our midst. It is for their witness, their ministry, their service to the Church and all God’s people that the ACHA awards its 2016 Distinguished Service to Catholic Studies award to the Trappist monks of Conyers, Georgia.

Editor’s Report for 2015

Volume 101 of the journal consisted of 1004 pages of articles, essays, book reviews, brief notices, and the quarterly sections Notes and Comments, Periodical Literature, and Other Books Received, with an additional twenty-four pages of preliminary material. It also contains two centennial supplements, the first of 111 pages, the second of 285 pages. Three indices (one general and one each for the two supplements) added thirty-one pages, so that volume 101 totaled 1059 pages. Subsidies from authors and contributions from others made directly to the journal allowed for the addition of pages above those budgeted. Professor Paul F. Grendler of Chapel Hill, NC (emeritus of the University of Toronto and a past president of the American Cathoic Historical Association) once again generously made such a contribution.

Of the fourteen regular articles published, one treated a medieval topic, two early modern European, four late modern European, four American, one Latin American, one Caribbean, and one Canadian. Half of their authors came from American institutions, the other half from Belgian, Canadian, Chilean, Grenadan, Italian, Polish, and Portuguese universities. In addition there were two essays in the series “Journeys in Chu Church History,” one from a scholar of the ancient period, the other of the early modern. Two Forum Essays, one dealing with a book on the ancient period, the other on the early modern, had contributions by scholars from Canada, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The authors of the three Review Essays came from Italy, the United States, and Vatican City. Two Centennial Retrospective Articles by an American scholar traced the history of the journal and its relationship to the American Catholic Historical Association.

The two Centennial Supplements were dedicated to different themes. The first, edited by Maureen C. Miller, treated Catholic Material Culture and included six articles. The second, edited by Nelson H. Minnich, was a Retrospective of the journal’s contributions in eight areas of church history. The contributors to these centennial supplements were from among the leading scholars in their fields.

In 2015 the journal published 202 book reviews and two brief notices. The book reviews can be subdivided into the following categories: general and miscellaneous (21), ancient (9), medieval (53), early modern (50), late modern (24), American (24), Latin American (14), Asian/ Australian (4), Canadian (2), and African (1). Their authors came mostly from institutions in the United States (130 or 64%), but those in other countries were also represented: in England/ Ulster/Wales (31 or 15%), Canada (10 or 5%), Belgium (4), Germany (4), Italy (4), Scotland (3), Australia (2), The Netherlands (2), and one each for Argentina, Finland, France, Ireland, Israel, Malta, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland. The two brief notices were by authors at institutions in the United States.

The book review editor, Msgr. Robert Trisco reports, “Readers of the journal must have been dismayed to find listed in ‘Other Books Received’ 121 titles of valuable books that scholars have accepted but neither reviewed nor returned to the editorial office. One must wonder about their professional ethics.”

The journal received thirty-four new submission of articles in 2015. They came primarily from the United States, but also from Australia, Belgium (2), the Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany (2), Ireland, Israel, Italy (2), Poland (2), South Africa, Tanzania, and the United Kingdom. Table 2 shows the current disposition of these submissions. During the year 2015, fourteen articles earlier accepted were published.

The Catholic University Press published in book form under the title Journeys in Church History: Essays from the Catholic Historical Review and edited by Nelson H. Minnich six autobiographical essays that had appeared since 2007 – those by Elizabeth Clark, Caroline Bynum, Jean Delumeau, John W. O’Malley, S.J., Margaret Lavinia Anderson, and Philip Gleason.

Ms. Katya Mouris continued as the devoted assistant to Msgr. Trisco, who resumed his primary role as the skillful book editor, while continuing to compile the sections Periodical Literature and Other Books Received. During her absence over the summer to work on German in Munich, Mr. Paul Wesley Bush ably substituted for her. Ms. Elizabeth Foxwell has continued as the dedicated staff editor.

Nelson H. Minnich, Editor, CHR