Distinguished awardees honored

Earlier this month, Prof. William Portier of the University of Dayton, Prof. Dennis Ryan of The College of New Rochelle, and the Rev. John Padberg, S.J., representing the Institute of Jesuit Sources, were honored with the ACHA’s Distinguished Awards in Scholarship, Teaching and Service, respectively. Read on for the complete text of the award citations.

2010 Election: Meet the Executive Council Candidates

Later this month, the elective ballot will go out for two open seats on the Executive Council of the Association for a term of three years. The Council is composed of the officers of the Association together with six delegates at large who are vested with the management of the ACHA. Three of the four candidates have provided a statement about the election.

Using the Vatican Secret Archives and Other Roman Collections

G. P. Fogarty, S.J.: The Archivio Segreto Vaticano (ASV), the Vatican Secret Archives! Even the term sounds ominous. Much of this image stems from the name of this collection of documents—“Secret” here does not mean what English speakers mean; rather it pertains to the secretariat, to what has been set aside or preserved for the use of the pope and his advisers.