Religion of immigrants

Religion of - Catholic dissent o Younger catholics drift away from the church but come back later in life o Many dissent from certain catholic

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Religion of immigrants First explorers of the US Most catholic immigrants came at the turn of the 20 th century Half of all new immigrants today are catholic The catholic population About a quarter of the American pop is catholic Ethnic groups: irish german Italian polish and Hispanic Located in the northeast and the north central regions of the country o Also in parts of California texas new mexico florida Catholic Ethnicity The church must deal with ethnicity and pluralism The Irish as American catholicism’s public face German, Italian, Polish, Latino, and African American religious expressions Anti-catholic sentiment Each ethnic immigrant group had to battle stereotypes and crusade against Catholicism o Catholics: wanted to segregate or “Americanize” Catholics immigrants and their descendants have become remarkably successful
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Catholic dissent o Younger catholics drift away from the church but come back later in life o Many dissent from certain catholic doctrines yet that has not lessened affiliation Catholic religion o Sacrament: sacred sign- a person place object or action that is considered holy o Allows the divine to break into the human world-boundary phenomenon o Everything in the natural world is sacred and holy Sacraments cont. o Influenced by Judaism, greek philosophy and Greco-roman popular religion o 4 sacraments o baptism, confirmation, penance, eucharist, holy order(s), matrimony, and extreme unction (healing, anointing of the sick) The liturgical cycle o expresses catholic consecration of time o begins with advent, ash Wednesday, lent, palm Sunday, easter, Pentecost, series of feast commemorating religious figures...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course THEO 198 taught by Professor Soomekh during the Spring '08 term at Loyola Marymount.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online