Three members of the history department, Vincent Lapomarda,
S.J., Anthony Kuzniewski, S.J., and David O’Brien,
recently saw their works published in The Encyclopedia
of American Catholic History. This book, edited by Michael Glazier
and Thomas J. Shelley, was published by the Liturgical Press
in 1997. It contains over 1,500 pages on a wide range of
topics within the scope of American Catholicism. It is the
first volume of this type ever be to published.
Fr. Lapomarda contributed nine articles to the new book.
These include pieces on the Catholic Church in Maine, James
Michael Curley, John F. Kennedy, Joseph
P. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Humberto Cardinal Medeiros, Thomas P. O’Neill,
Jr., Sebastian Rale, S.J., and Maurice J. Tobin. Fr. Kusniewski contributed an
article on the history of Holy Cross. O’Brien, recognized scholar of American
Catholic history, contributed an article on Isaac Hecker, the 19th-century founder
of the Paulists, Americanism and the New Deal, and American Catholics.