The Catholic Church and Power Politics in Latin America

The Catholic Church and Power Politics in Latin America

The social pastoral work of the Catholic Church has sought to address the needs of the poorest population through various programs on education, san— itation, ecology, immigration, agriculture, and rural issues.

Author: Emelio Betances

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742572690

Category: History

Page: 292

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Click here to see a video interview with Emelio Betances. Click here to access the tables referenced in the book. Since the 1960s, the Catholic Church has acted as a mediator during social and political change in many Latin American countries, especially the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. Although the Catholic clergy was called in during political crises in all five countries, the situation in the Dominican Republic was especially notable because the Church's role as mediator was eventually institutionalized. Because the Dominican state was persistently weak, the Church was able to secure the support of the Balaguer regime (1966–1978) and ensure social and political cohesion and stability. Emelio Betances analyzes the particular circumstances that allowed the Church in the Dominican Republic to accommodate the political and social establishment; the Church offered non-partisan political mediation, rebuilt its ties with the lower echelons of society, and responded to the challenges of the evangelical movement. The author's historical examination of church-state relations in the Dominican Republic leads to important regional comparisons that broaden our understanding of the Catholic Church in the whole of Latin America.
Categories: History

The Catholic Church

The Catholic Church

12 Bring to class a news article that tells of the church's taking a stand on a social-justice issue. ... Help for the Poor and the Workers The Catholic church responded to the ills of industrialism in a number of ways.

Author: Carl Koch

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 9780884892984

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 336

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Enhanced by illustrations, photographs, charts, cartoons, timelines, and maps, looks at the people, developments, and events that have shaped the Catholic Church.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Roman Catholic Church Music in England 1791 1914 A Handmaid of the Liturgy

Roman Catholic Church Music in England  1791   1914  A Handmaid of the Liturgy

College, showing how the work straddled the boundary between concert and liturgical use. In turn, this is symptomatic of the fact that, frequently, the vocal skills within working Catholic church choirs had not kept pace with the rising ...

Author: T.E. Muir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317061830

Category: Music

Page: 310

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Roman Catholic church music in England served the needs of a vigorous, vibrant and multi-faceted community that grew from about 70,000 to 1.7 million people during the long nineteenth century. Contemporary literature of all kinds abounds, along with numerous collections of sheet music, some running to hundreds, occasionally even thousands, of separate pieces, many of which have since been forgotten. Apart from compositions in the latest Classical Viennese styles and their successors, much of the music performed constituted a revival or imitation of older musical genres, especially plainchant and Renaissance Polyphony. Furthermore, many pieces that had originally been intended to be performed by professional musicians for the benefit of privileged royal, aristocratic or high ecclesiastical elites were repackaged for rendition by amateurs before largely working or lower middle class congregations, many of them Irish. However, outside Catholic circles, little attention has been paid to this subject. Consequently, the achievements and widespread popularity of many composers (such as Joseph Egbert Turner, Henry George Nixon or John Richardson) within the English Catholic community have passed largely unnoticed. Worse still, much of the evidence is rapidly disappearing, partly because it no longer seems relevant to the needs of the modern Catholic Church in England. This book provides a framework of the main aspects of Catholic church music in this period, showing how and why it developed in the way it did. Dr Muir sets the music in its historical, liturgical and legal context, pointing to the ways in which the music itself can be used as evidence to throw light on the changing character of English Catholicism. As a result the book will appeal not only to scholars and students working in the field, but also to church musicians, liturgists, historians, ecclesiastics and other interested Catholic and non-Catholic parties.
Categories: Music

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Church work with emigrants USE Church work with immigrants Church work with employed women BT Women - Employment Church work with ex - church members ( May Subd Geog ) BT Evangelistic work Ex - church members - Baptists , Catholic ...

Author: Library of Congress


ISBN: OSU:32435065917098

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress


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Categories: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church

Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church

complaints by Catholic Church leaders across jurisdictions and continents appears to have compounded the problem, ... to the Catholic Church which might lead to sexual abuse by priests, religious or other Church workers” (point 7).

Author: Marie Keenan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199328970

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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A meticulously researched inside look at child sexual abuse by clergy, this exhaustive, hard-hitting analysis weaves together interviews with abusive priests and church historical and administrative details to propose a new way of thinking about clerical sexual offenders. Linking the personal and the institutional, researcher and therapist Marie Keenan locates the problem of child sexual abuse not exclusively in individual pathology, but also within larger systemic factors, such as the very institution of priesthood itself, the Catholic take on sexuality, clerical culture, power relations, governance structures of the Catholic Church, the process of formation for priesthood and religious life, and the complex manner in which these factors coalesce to create serious institutional risks for boundary violations, including child sexual abuse. Keenan draws on the priests' own words not to excuse their horrific crimes, but to offer the first in-depth account of a tragic, multi-faceted phenomenon. What emerges is a troubling portrait of a Church in crisis and a series of recommendations that call for nothing less than a new ecclesiology and a new, more critical theology. Only through radical institutional reform, Keenan argues, can a more representative and accountable Church emerge. Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church is a unique reference for scholars of the Church and therapists who work with both victims and offenders, as well as a forward-thinking blueprint for reform.
Categories: Medical

The Catholic Church has the Answer

The Catholic Church has the Answer

The Catholic Church does NOT teach that purely human good works are meritorious for salvation; such works are NOT meritorious for salvation, according to her teaching. Only those good works performed when a person is in the state of ...

Author: Paul Whitcomb

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 9781505106923

Category: Religion

Page: 64

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A follow-up to Confession of a Roman Catholic. This book provides the answers to 34 questions commonly asked about the Church. One of our most popular booklets. Great for evangelization and instruction.
Categories: Religion

Working in the Catholic Church

Working in the Catholic Church

Two major changes that have been taking place in the Catholic Church work force in the post-Vatican II era--the ever expanding involvement of lay persons in ministry roles, coupled with rapidly decreasing numbers of ordained and vowed ...

Author: National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (U.S.)

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1556125682

Category: Political Science

Page: 164

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Two major changes that have been taking place in the Catholic Church work force in the post-Vatican II era--the ever expanding involvement of lay persons in ministry roles, coupled with rapidly decreasing numbers of ordained and vowed persons working long-term in church settings--have made it critically important for the church to assess the attitudes of all church workers in order to make valid projections for Church employment needs in the future. The National Association of Church Personnell Administrators (NACPA) engaged the Gallup Organization to conduct a national survey exploring the church environment as a place of employment. The survey assessed job satisfaction and working conditions wit hint the Catholic Church.
Categories: Political Science

The Catholic Church Morality and Politics

The Catholic Church  Morality  and Politics

Each has had more influence on the organized church and its public presence than on the Catholic people as a whole . ... of L. and the C.I.O. As immigrant and working class outsiders , Catholics have historically been more comfortable ...

Author: Charles E. Curran

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809140403

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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A collection of articles that looks at the interconnected relationships involving religion, morality and public policy, from a variety of opinions and voices.
Categories: Religion

The Catholic Church in New York

The Catholic Church in New York

Second, zeal for souls to labor for the conversion of the country to the Catholic faith by apostolic work. Parish work is a part, an integral part of the Paulist work, but not its principal or chief work ; and parish work should be done ...

Author: John Talbot Smith

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781605202778

Category: History

Page: 368

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First published in 1905 and written as an official chronology of the Diocese of New York then one of the powerhouse regions of the Catholic Church in America, as the Archdiocese of New York is today this two-volume work remains an important document of the Church. Useful in both the historical and cultural dimensions, this highly readable but powerfully biased account reveals the prejudices and partialities of the time as filtered through the viewpoint of one of its most influential institutions. Volume I explores: the first Catholics in the State of New York the early years of the organization in the state the first bishop and early administration anti-Catholicism and the Knownothing Party the growth of the parishes politics and Catholicism and much more. American clergyman and author REV. JOHN TALBOT SMITH (1855 1923) also wrote The Training of a Priest, The Chaplain Sermons, and other religious works, as well as the novels Woman of Culture (1882) and Solitary Island (1888).
Categories: History

The Catholic Church and Argentina s Dirty War

The Catholic Church and Argentina s Dirty War

The La Salette house remained under the jurisdiction of Our Lady of the Valley parish, under the direction of Father Guillermo “Quito” Mariani,14 a model of “committed” Catholicism in Córdoba. They worked with a parish group in the ...

Author: Gustavo Morello SJ

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190234287

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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On August 3rd, 1976, in Córdoba, Argentina's second largest city, Fr. James Week and five seminarians from the Missionaries of La Salette were kidnapped. A mob burst into the house they shared, claiming to be police looking for "subversive fighters." The seminarians were jailed and tortured for two months before eventually being exiled to the United States. The perpetrators were part of the Argentine military government that took power under President General Jorge Videla in 1976, ostensibly to fight Communism in the name of Christian Civilization. Videla claimed to lead a Catholic government, yet the government killed and persecuted many Catholics as part of Argentina's infamous Dirty War. Critics claim that the Church did nothing to alleviate the situation, even serving as an accomplice to the dictators. Leaders of the Church have claimed they did not fully know what was going on, and that they tried to help when they could. Gustavo Morello draws on interviews with victims of forced disappearance, documents from the state and the Church, field observation, and participant observation in order to provide a deeper view of the relationship between Catholicism and state terrorism during Argentina's Dirty War. Morello uses the case of the seminarians to explore the complex relationship between Catholic faith and political violence during the Dirty War-a relationship that has received renewed attention since Argentina's own Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis. Unlike in countries such as Chile and Brazil, Argentina's political violence was seen as an acceptable tool in propagating political involvement; both the guerrillas and the military government were able to gain popular support. Morello examines how the Argentine government deployed a discourse of Catholicism to justify the violence that it imposed on Catholics and how the official Catholic hierarchy in Argentina rationalized their silence in the face of this violence. Most interestingly, Morello investigates how Catholic victims of state violence and their supporters understood their own faith in this complicated context: what it meant to be Catholic under Argentina's dictatorship.
Categories: Religion