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Catholics and American Politics

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ISBN 9780674182684

Publication Date: 11/19/1979

262 pages


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  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Leadership of the Catholic Church
    • Political Participation
    • Attitudes toward Changes in Church Concerns
    • Reasons behind Changes in Church Concerns
    • Evaluations of the Church’s Political Influence
    • Church Organizations
    • Church Leadership Structure
    • The Problem of Pluralism
  • 3. The Catholics in Congress
    • Self-Consciousness in the Capitol
    • The Influence of Catholicism on Elections and Constituencies
    • Awareness of Changing Church Concerns
    • Catholic Lobbying
    • The Rise in Catholic Membership
    • Religious Influence in the Lives of Catholic Politicians
  • 4. The Catholic People
    • Demographics
    • Ethnicity
    • Religiosity
    • Mobility
    • Political Partisanship and Ideology
    • Government Activism and National Problems
    • Civil Liberties
    • Race
    • Minority Catholics
  • 5. A “Catholic” Issue—Abortion
    • The Institutional Church
    • The Catholic People
    • Catholic Political Leaders
  • 6. Analysis and Reflections
  • Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Index

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