Catholicism History Issue of PA Legacies from HSP

The latest issue of Pennsylvania Legacies is available in print and online.

In advance of the historic visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania takes a look at the history of Catholics and Catholicism in Pennsylvania in its latest issue of Pennsylvania Legacies, now available in print and online.

The contents of this issue include: “Conflict and Community in Early Pennsylvania’s Catholic Church” by Maura Jane Farrelly; “Sisters and Saints: The Catholic Faces of Philadelphia” by Margaret M. McGuinness; “Racial Equality, Catholicism, and the Third Colored Catholic Congress” by Gary B. Agee; “‘It Was Our Parish, After All’: Immigrants and the Catholic Church” by Robert M. Zecker; Window on the Collections: Memories of St. Peter Claver Church” by Rachel Moloshok; Teachers’ Page: “The Vatican and Social Change: The Pope Visits Philadelphia” by Alicia Parks; Teachers’ Turn: “Bringing Religion into the Classroom” by Amy Cohen; Generations: “Finding Your Catholic Roots in Pennsylvania” by Christine Friend; Book and Website Reviews by Rachel Moloshok; and Food for Thought: “Religious Intolerance: A Historical Repeat?” by Sam Katz with Erin Shipley.

More on Legacies and this issue can be found here.

Legacies is available as a benefit of membership in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and by subscription. For purchase of individual issues, please contact Rachel Moloshok at

From: Tamara Gaskell