Kathleen Cummings

Kathleen Cummings

Associate Professor of American Studies
Director, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism

American Studies

403 Geddes Hall


  • History of women and american religion
  • U.S. catholicism

Politically Speaking - Local Authors

Religion News Service

‘Hesburgh’ captures the simple faith and outsized influence of ‘Father Ted’

The Washington Post

American pope? Rare, leaked report from Pope Francis’s election reveals who got votes


As Pope Holds Sex Abuse Summit, U.S. Catholics Not Hopeful For 'Bold Moves'


Expectations high for Pope Francis’ sex-abuse summit, but some brace for disappointment

McAuley's legacy: Sisters of Mercy of the Americas celebrate 175 years in US

The Washington Post

In major shift, lay Catholics are organizing to push bishops on reform. And sometimes priests join in.

Beyond Georgetown: Exploring The Influence Of The Catholic Church On D.C.

The Atlantic

The Sex-Abuse Scandal Is Growing Faster Than the Church Can Contain It

LCWR 'ashamed of the church we love' after abuse report


Victim Advocates Of Clergy Abuse Say They Won't Bury the Past

Catholic News Service

Clericalism: The culture that enables abuse and insists on hiding it

Associated Press

Pope: No effort spared to fight abuse, but offers no details

The Washington Post

Pope Francis: ‘No effort must be spared’ to prevent Catholic Church abuses

NBC News

Pope Francis admits Catholic Church leaders failed to address priest sex abuse

PBS NewsHour

Many Catholics call for dramatic change after latest sex abuse revelations

Religion News Service

Critics say pope’s comments are both ‘bold’ and ‘too little, too late’

The New York Times

For Catholics, Gradual Reform Is No Longer an Option