A collection of essays examining Catholicism in the United States from a variety of perspectives. The volume is divided into three sections: ""'Beyond the Parish,' 'Presence in the World,' and 'Prophetic Catholicism'."" Essay topics include: anti-Catholicism, women religious, Latino/a Catholicism, Catholicism and Popular Culture, and Rural Catholcism.
Cover; Roman Catholicism in the United States; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Introduction: Writing American Catholic History; Part I. Beyond the Parish; 1. Ambiguous Welcome: The Protestant Response to American Catholics; 2. Latino Catholics in the Southwest; 3. Left Coast Catholicism: The Tradition of Dissent in the California Church; 4. Strangers in Our Midst: Catholics in Rural America; 5. "An Embassy to a Golf Course?" Conundrums on the Road to the United States' Diplomatic Representation to the Holy See, 1784-1984; Part II. Engaging the World
6. American and Catholic and Literature: What Cultural History Helps Reveal7. Gospel Zeal: Missionary Citizens Overseas and Armchair Missionaries at Home; American Catholic Missions in China, 1900-1989; 8. Northern Settlement Houses and Southern Welfare Centers: The Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine, 1910-1971; 9. Pulp Catholicism: Catholics in American Popular Film; Part III. Prophetic Catholicism; 10. American Catholic Social Thought in the Twentieth Century; 11. Catholics, Communism, and African Americans
12. Praying in the Public Square: Catholic Piety Meets Civil Rights, War, and Abortion13. The Resurrection Project of Mexican Catholic Chicago: Spiritual Activism and Liberating Praxis; 14. The Church and American Catholics; Epilogue; List of Contributors
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