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

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

The New York Times

Sisters’ Quiet Life of Prayer Disrupted by an Affordable Housing Fight

National Catholic Reporter

Millennial women disengage from Catholic Church: Blame the barriers


The humble, indispensable women leading the Catholic Church you’ve (probably) never heard of

USA Today

Detroit priest's beatification will bring him one step away from sainthood

Beatification of Father Solanus Casey draws 70,000 faithful Catholics to Detroit

Religion News Service

First beatification Mass for US-born priest and martyr draws thousands

The Washington Post

The Oklahoma priest who could become the first American-born man to be canonized a saint