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Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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The Society's House 
263 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Nicholas Rademacher 
American Catholic Historical Society 

American Catholic Historical Society

Spring Lecture 

You are invited to the ACHS Spring Lecture, "Ingrained Habits: Growing up Catholic in mid-20th century America," presented by Dr. Mary Ellen O’Donnell.


For Catholics growing up in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, the church and its faith determined most of everyday life. Through a discussion of autobiographical and fictional work depicting that time, this talk will consider the overlapping and intimate worlds of parish, family, and neighborhood as experienced by Catholics of the mid-twentieth century. 

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Mary Ellen O’Donnell (Ph.D. University of North Carolina) is an independent scholar living in Devon, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Scranton, PA, and has taught courses on Catholicism, religion, and spiritual life at Mercyhurst University, St. Joseph’s University, West Chester University, and Chestnut Hill College.  Her book, Ingrained Habits, was published by CUA Press in 2018.   


Pre-pay:  $15 members; $25 non-members

At the door:  $20 members; $30 non-members

RSVP by April 4 to receive the discounted rate.