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SVC’s Dr. Tim Kelly quoted by The Associated Press

SVC’s Dr. Tim Kelly quoted by The Associated Press

by Public Relations | May 20, 2024

LATROBE, PA – Dr. Tim Kelly, professor and department chair of history in Saint Vincent College’s School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, recently was quoted in an article from The Associated Press about a series of Catholic pilgrimages that began this past weekend in communities across the United States. Dr. Kelly offered insight on why American Catholics are participating in these pilgrimages.Dr. Tim Kelly

According to Dr. Kelly, the recent surge in Eucharistic pilgrimages in the United States is driven by old-school Catholics, such as those who want to revive the Latin Mass. “Which makes me curious, how well does this resonate within the broader Catholic community?” Dr. Kelly told The Associated Press.

Dr. Kelly’s 2009 book, “The Transformation of American Catholicism,” chronicles the gradual downswing of large-scale devotional events in 20th century Pittsburgh.


About Dr. Tim Kelly

A graduate of Rutgers University, Kelly got his master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. His area of expertise is American social history broadly defined with emphasis on American religious, cultural, environmental and sport histories. Dr. Kelly directs Saint Vincent College’s peace and justice studies and honors programs.



PHOTO: Dr. Tim Kelly