CFP: U.S. Catholic Historian -- Law and Order

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U.S. Catholic Historian

Future Issue:  

Law and Order

For forty years the U.S. Catholic Historian has published theme-based issues relevant to the history of American Catholicism.  An upcoming issue will address the theme of U.S. Catholicism and legal contexts. Contributions could include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Legal and court proceedings impacting Catholics (i.e., Blaine Amendments, Pierce v. Society of Sisters, Roe v. Wade, etc.)
  • Catholics in law enforcement, judicial system, and governmental service, including police, attorneys, judges, FBI, CIA, etc.
  • Religious liberty/“conscience” protections for Catholics and Catholic institutions.
  • Applications of canon law in diocesan, parochial, and personnel contexts, including the use of interdict, suspension, etc.
  • Catholic-sponsored law schools and the appropriation of Catholic teaching to the law.

Scholars considering a submission are asked to contact the editor, Fr. David Endres at before preparing a contribution. Approximate length is 7,000-10,000 words. We ask for submissions by May 1, 2023 and look forward to hearing from potential contributors.

Fr. David Endres

Editor, U.S. Catholic Historian