Founding of the American Catholic Sociological Society


The ACSS was formed to provide a forum for Catholics opposed to mainstream sociology's claims of value-neutrality. Important early figures were Ralph Gallagher, Paul Hanly Furfey, and Eva Ross. In the 1960s the focus of the organization shifted and the change was reflected in 1971 by the new title "Association fo the Sociology of Religion."


Association for the Sociology of Religion