Latino CatholicismTransformation in America's Largest Church

Latino CatholicismTransformation in America's Largest Church

Timothy Matovina

Print publication date: 2017

ISBN: 9780691139791

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Abstract

Most histories of Catholicism in the United States focus on the experience of Euro-American Catholics, whose views on social issues have dominated public debates. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the Latino Catholic experience in America from the sixteenth century to today, and offers the most in-depth examination to date of the important ways the U.S. Catholic Church, its evolving Latino majority, and American culture are mutually transforming one another. This book highlights the vital contributions of Latinos to American religious and social life, demonstrating in particular how their engagement with the U.S. cultural milieu is the most significant factor behind their ecclesial and societal impact.