G.E. Clerk Award: Call for Nominations
George Edward Clerk (1815-1875) was a prominent Montreal Catholic and editor of that City’s True Witness and Catholic Chronicle. A Scottish Canadian who had a bright and inquisitive mind, Clerk accepted Bishop Bourget’s challenge to launch an English-speaking Catholic newspaper. His service of the written word lives on as the Canadian Catholic Historical Association presents the George Edward Clerk Award, awarded bi-annually, for outstanding contributions to Catholic history.
The award is made on the basis of one or more of the following criteria:
Excellence in writing or researching the history of Catholics and the Catholic Church.
Service to the administration of the CCHA/SCHEC.