SOC 367 Catholicism

SOC 367 Catholicism - Catholicism Monday, February 11, 2008...

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1/4 of the population today is Catholic Single largest religious denomination Oldest non-native religion in America (Spanish conquest) Large wave of Irish Catholic came starting 1840 (important dimension) Protestant Establishment thought Catholicism to be a threat to religious liberty s Too much church leadership s A large number of groups responded with political parties and anti-Catholic groups Between 1840-1924 Catholic populations grew exponentially Along with this immigration and due to discrimination against Catholics in public positions, they established the parochial school system 1960 John Kennedy (first Catholic President) elected Convened by Pope John XXII s Brought about change to catholic Church s Made Catholicism more accessible to non-Catholics s Change belief that only Catholics get saved s Accept more modern ideas s Affirm separation of church and state s Increased democratization of the church structure s Vatican II (1962-1965) History
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