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Latino CatholicismTransformation in America's Largest Church$
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Timothy Matovina

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780691139791

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691139791.001.0001

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Public Catholicism

Public Catholicism

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(p.190) Chapter 7 Public Catholicism
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Latino Catholicism
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Timothy Matovina

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691139791.003.0007

This chapter explore how the growing Hispanic presence makes the ramifications of moral and social issues more imminent in numerous parishes. In this context, Catholic teachings such as those on justice and civic responsibility are more salient when embodied in local organizing initiatives that enable grassroots people to address community concerns and participate in the decision-making processes affecting them and their families. Arguably, the most significant contribution Latino Catholics make to public Catholicism is the various ways they reveal that the sometimes-harsh realities of everyday pastoral work are the ordinary means through which the church lives out its mission to transform lives, communities, and society.

Keywords:   Hispanics, social issues, moral issues, Catholic teachings, grassroots people, Latino Catholics, public Catholicism

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