Welcome to H-Catholic, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-Catholic is devoted to promoting the discussion and study of the history and culture of Catholicism.

H-Catholic is currently looking for new editors to take an active, leadership role in developing new resources and features for the field. We are looking for editors, bloggers, contributors, as well people interesting in building open access resources such as syllabi collections and databases of research archives. If you have ideas for H-Catholic, we H-net has the technical expertise to build it. Please contact Patrick Cox at vp-net@mail.h-net.msu.edu if you are interesting in lending a hand. 

Recent Content

New Year’s Greetings from The Young Catholic Messenger

The Young Catholic Messenger, 1885-1970, was the premier publication of George Pflaum of Dayton, Ohio, who also produced the more famous though not so long-lived Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact comic book, 1946-1972. In the Cathoic U. Archives we thought highlighting the YCM would be a great way to start off the New Year, and also make an appeal for donations of missing issues, either print or digital copies, from the first forty years we need to complete our collection, especially the digital collection we are building online.

New Publication: The Civil War Diary of Rev. James Sheeran, CSSR: Chaplain, Confederate, Redemptorist

Though frequently cited, scholars to this point have had to content themselves with the publication of extracts to the Civil War journal of Father James Sheeran, CSSR, a Redemptorist who saw considerible action as chaplain to the 14th Louisiana Regiment.  Important for Civil War history. Important for Irish-American history. Important for American church history. This Civil War journal was zealously maintained by one of the war's most intriguing personalities.

The Archivist's Nook-A Merry Treasure Chest Christmas to All!

The Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact Catholic comic book digital collection is the proverbial gift that keeps on giving, so what better archival collection to highlight during the Christmas holiday season? The Treasure Chest was published, for most of its history, by George Pflaum of Dayton, Ohio for distribution to American Catholic schools, with a total of twenty annual Christmas covers for 1946-1962, 1964, 1966, and 1968.