CCHA Program


Canadian Catholic Historical Association

Annual General Meeting and Conference

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, 2-4 June 2013


2 June 2013 – 6 p.m. Informal no-host meal at the Sticky Wicket Pub and Restaurant, 910 Douglas St. [Reservations in advance to would be appreciated]

3 June 2013: Morning

Session 1: 8:30-10:00

Mid-20th Century English-Canadian Catholicism, A Mare Usque Ad Mare

(Cornett Building, Rm. A225)

Robert H. Dennis, Queen’s University,“’Sending Light over the Continent: the Antigonish Movement and its Rural and Industrial Conference, 1930–1939”

Peter Meehan, Seneca College, “All is not well here”: The Rise and Fall of Archbishop A.A. Sinnott in the See of Winnipeg, 1916-1954″

Patricia Roy, University of Victoria, “The Maillardville Strike of 1951-52: Catholics, Politics and Schools in British Columbia”

Moderator: Paul Laverdure, University of Sudbury


Session 2:  10:15-11:45 Joint Session with the Canadian Theological Society

(Cornett Building, Room  B108)

“Fifty Years from Vatican II: @ the Edge/In the Margins”

Peter Baltutis, University of St. Michael’s College

Remi de Roo, Bishop Emeritus of Victoria

Michael Attridge, University of St. Michael’s College

Moderator: Doris Kieser, St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta


11:45-1:30 Lunch Break


3 June 2013: Afternoon  (Cornett Building, Rm. A225)


Session 3: 1:30-3:15

At the Intersection of Vocation and Memory

Marie Elliott, private scholar, Victoria, BC, “’Mission to New Caledonia’: the Letters of John      Nobili S.J., 1845–1848

David Kingma, Archivist, Foley Center Library, Gonzaga University, “Calling Them to Their      Duties: William Judge SJ, an American Missionary to Frontier Canadians”

Edward MacDonald, University of PEI, “The Working Life of a Prince Edward Island Priest:       The Diary of Father Angus McDonald, 1879-1883”

Moderator: Elizabeth Smyth, University of Toronto


4:30   Tour of St. Ann’s Academy 835 Humboldt St.

5:00  Mass

6:00     Reception and Banquet –Milos Restaurant, 716 Burdett St., Victoria

Guest Speaker: Rev. Terence Fay, S.J., University of Toronto

4 June 2013: Morning 

Session 4: 8:30-10:00

(Cornett Building, Room A129)

Round Table: “Intersections and Edges – People, Place, and Politics in the Pacific Northwest Through the Eyes of a Catholic Bishop: A Discussion of Selected Letters of A.M.A. Blanchet, Bishop of Walla Walla and Nesqualy, 1846-1879.”

Commentators: Jean Barman, Emerita Professor, University of British Columbia

Terence Fay, S.J., University of Toronto

Jacqueline Gresko, Emerita Professor, Corpus Christi/St. Mark’s College

Mark McGowan, University of Toronto

Editorial Responses:   Roberta Stringham Brown, Pacific Lutheran University

Patricia O’Connell Killen, Gonzaga University

Moderator: Barry Gough, Private Scholar, Victoria, BC


Session 5:  10:15-11:45

Intersections between Religious Archives and Public Institutions


Claude Roberto, Provincial Archives of Alberta, and Diane Lamoureux, OMI Lacombe, Alberta, “Religious Archives in Public Institutions”

Moderator: Carey Pallister, Archivist, Sisters of St. Ann; Gary A Mitchell, Provincial Archivist and Vice President, Archives, Collections and Knowledge, Royal British Columbia Museum


4 June 2013: Afternoon

            (Cornett Building, Room A129)


Session 6: 1:30-3:15

Intersections and Edges: Women Religious and Their History


Eve E. Chapple and Graham P. McDonough, University of Victoria, “Through a Different Lens: Exploring the Role of Catholic Teaching Sisters in the Indian Residential Schools of Nineteenth and Twentieth-century British Columbia”

Heidi MacDonald, University of Lethbridge and Emily Burton, Dalhousie University, “A Comparison of the Representations of Renewal in Congregations of Women Religious in two Maritime Catholic newspapers, 1965-75”

Christine Lei, Wilfrid Laurier University, “‘You Could Always Pick Out the Loretto Girl’:  Student Experiences at Loretto Academy, Hamilton: 1915–70”

Hélène Cazes, University of Victoria, “Writing the Epics of Alaska Missions: Sister Mary Joseph Calasanctius’ Narratives, 1887-1946”

Moderator: Terrence Murphy, St. Mary’s University



Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association

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