Sense of the Faithful

Sense of the Faithful

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Jerome Baggett conducted 300 intensive interviews with members of six parishes to explore all aspects of how Catholics balance the Church's ancient devotional practices with day-to-day life in the modern world. Moving beyond the simplistic categories of national surveys and the politically-motivated pronouncements of pundits, Sense of the Faithful ultimately paints a more complex--and more accurate--portrait of what it is like to be Catholic in America today.... 157 parishioner contributions to, 183484 Code of Canon Law, 8 collective recognition, 151 commitment, indicators of, 30t communal ... 126 culture connected to, 131 Saint Augustine Parish fostering, 50 complexity, x Confucianized Christianity, 147448 congregation, ... traditions of, 215 urban church assimilation of, 12 a€œculture of death, a€ 160 a€œculture of individualism, a€ 215 a€œ culture wars, a€ 94 Cummins, anbsp;...

Title:Sense of the Faithful
Author:Jerome P. Baggett
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2009


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