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Editor’s Foreword




        This issue of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association’s journal is special because it features papers from two separate conferences: three of the papers are from the 2001 annual meeting of its English section in Quebec City in May, and three papers are from a joint meeting of the Canadian association and the American Catholic Historical Association held in Toronto in April 2001. Papers presented at the meeting at Laval Université, but not printed here for various reasons  (either not presented with a view to publication, not offered to the editors, declined after expert assessment, or published elsewhere), are listed separately on page 6. Readers who notice that this issue includes an article by the journal’s Associate Editor are assured that Mark McGowan’s article went through the same rigorous process of review by two outside assessors as all the other papers.

     The editing of an academic journal requires, of course, the cooperation of quite a number of people who are willing to give of their energy and expertise in the cause of research and scholarship. We are pleased to acknowledge the assistance of all who assisted the editors this year. We are especially grateful to our authors for submitting their manuscripts, and for responding so graciously, effectively, and promptly to the suggestions for revision provided by our assessors and the editors. Our anonymous assessors have earned the gratitude of both the editors and our authors for their critical and helpful comments on all the papers that we sent to them. We would also like to acknowledge the support and advice of our Editorial Board. A special thank you goes to Dominique Laporte of St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba, for providing French translations of the Abstracts. Finally, both the journal and the Association are most grateful to the Secretary General of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association, Fr. Edward Jackman, O.P., for generous financial support and encouragement.


                                                     Richard A. Lebrun