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List of Contributors




Terence J. Fay is a Jesuit priest who has co-edited Spiritual Roots: The Roman Catholic Archidiocese of Toronto at 150 Years of Age (1991) and was the research director for five and a half years of the Dictionary of Jesuits in Canada (l991). He is currently editor of the CCHA Bulletin and teaching at the Toronto School of Theology for St. Augustine’s Seminary. He has published articles and reviews in scholarly journals in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.


John Edward FitzGerald, born in St. John’s, was Assistant Organist at Fleming’s cathedral, the Basilica-Cathedral of St. John’s, from 1984 to 1992. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and his doctoral thesis, a history of Newfoundland Catholicism during the age of Fleming, was successfully defended at the University of Ottawa in July 1997. He is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in History with the Institute for Social and Economic Research at Memorial.


Mark G. McGowan is an Associate Professor in the Christianity and Culture Program at St. Michael’s College and is cross-appointed to the Department of History at the University of Toronto. A former president of the CCHA’s English section, he has published The Waning of the Green: Catholics, the Irish,  and Identity in Toronto, 1887-1922 (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1998), as well as many essays and articles on Canada’s English-speaking Catholics.


Vincent J. McNally received his Ph.D. in Irish church history from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, and is an Associate Professor of Church History at Sacred Heart School of Theology, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is author of Reform, Revolution and Reaction: Archbishop John Thomas Troy and the Catholic Church in Ireland (University of America Press, 1995), as well as Preaching to the Poor: A History of the Oblates and the Catholic Church in Far Western Canada 1774-1974) (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, in press). His articles have appeared in CCHA Historical Studies, the Journal of Canadian History, the Catholic Historical Review, and the Journal of Church and State.


Peter M. Meehan is completing a doctorate in history at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He holds undergraduate degrees in History and Education from the University of Toronto. In 1991, he received a M.A. in History from the University of Windsor. Currently, he teaches History at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School in the Durham Region Roman Catholic Separate School Board.


Sheila Ross received her Bachelor of Social Work and M.A. in Italian Renaissance History from the University of Calgary. She is currently a Pastoral Assistant at Sacred Heart Church in Calgary.


Elizabeth Smyth is Associate Professor, Northwestern Centre, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Her work on women religious has appeared as chapters in  books including E. Muir & M. Whiteley (eds.) Changing Roles of Women Within the Christian Church in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995) and as articles in

journals including Ontario History and Historical Studies in Education.  


James Thomas is a Principal Lecturer in History in the University of Portsmouth, where he has taught since 1968.  He is the author of three books and over 70 articles on various aspects of local and maritime history. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1983, he has served on the Councils of the British Association for Local History and of the Navy Records Society.