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  • Catholic Parishes of the 21st Century.
    Zech, Charles E., Mary L. Gautier, Mark M. Gray, Jonathon L. Wiggins, and Thomas P. Gaunt (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Diversity; Catholic, U.S.A.; Parish
  • A Matter of Discretion. The Politics of Catholic Priest in the United States and Ireland
    Calfano, Brian Robert, Melissa R. Michelson, and Elizabeth A. Oldmixon (2017)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

    Associated Search Terms: Ireland; United States; Politics, Ireland; Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.; Catholic, Ireland; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Permanent deacons and non-profit directors: Comparing leadership styles among facilitators of community agencies.
    Reed, Jordan, and Joseph R. Ferrari (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:1: 21-29.

    Compares scores on leadership style scales of 203 Catholic permanent deacons & 202 male community-based social action program directors.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Catholic, U.S.A.; Deacon; Leadership
  • Authentically Black and Truly Catolic. The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration.
    Cressler, Matthew J. (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; African Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Wage differentials in the United States: Does religious participation matter?
    Beck, Sedefka V. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 558-578.

    Analyzes 2003 & '05 panel interview data from non-Hispanic U.S. adults. Practice suppressed wages of mainline Protestants; low participation predicted lower wages for conservative Protestant men & higher wages for Catholic women.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Gender; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Panel study; Practice; Stratification; Catholic, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Trends in addressing social needs: A longitudinal study of congregation-based service provision and political participation.
    Fulton, Brad R. (2016)
    Religions 7:5: 51-67.

    Social services have risen, political engagement lessened, but both have risen in Catholic Latino congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Catholic, U.S.A.; Congregation; Latino Americans; Politics, U.S.A.; Social services; Longitudinal
  • Saint Peter's leaky boat: Falling intergenerational persistence among U.S.-born Catholics since 1974.
    Hout, Michael (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 1-17.

    Overview of post 1950 poll & survey data; the U.S. population remains one-fourth Roman Catholic though, because of immigration & relativity fertility, one-third was reared Catholic.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United States; Belief; Demography; Membership; Practice; Disaffiliation
  • Faith agaisnt the storm: Filipino immigrant mobilizations for Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
    Cherry, Stephen M., and Amy Lucas (2016)
    Social Compass 63:3: 354-371.

    Based on 2007-10 participant observation, interviews, and survey data from Filipino Americans in Houston. Involvement in religious organizations facilitated Houston Filipino volunteers in assisting Filipinos displaced from New Orleans and elsewhere on the Gulf Coast by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Texas, Houston; Voluntary action research; Volunteering; Disaster; Filipino Americans
  • Latino religious affiliation and ethnic identity.
    Calvillo, Jonathan E., and Stanley R. Bailey (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:1: 57-78.

    analyzes 2006 telephone interview data from Latino Americans. Catholicism serves as a bridge to the ethnic homeland & positively predicts use of Spanish in the home while Protestantism reflects a break with the ethnicity & inversely predicts use of Spanish in the home.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Ethnic; Language; Migrant; Generations; Protestant, U.S.A.; Latino Americans
  • Religion, race, and discrimination: A field experiment of how American churches welcome newcomers.
    Wright, Bradley R.E., Christopher M. Donnelly, Michael Wallace, Stacy Missari, Annie Scola Wisnesky, and Christine Zozula (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 185-204.

    E-mail inquiries to a sample of churches, ostensibly from families moving to the geographical area of each church. Ostensible names varied to communicate white, African American, Latino, or Asian identity. Responses from Mainline Protestant churches showed discrimination.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Homophily; Race; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Experiment; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Discrimination; Catholic, U.S.A.; Internet survey
  • Open Your Heart. Religion and Cultural Poetics of Greater Mexico.
    Sandell, David P. (2015)
    Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Identity; Mexican Americans; Participant observation; Culture; United States, California, Fresno
  • From Celibate Catholic Priest to Married Protestant Minister. Shepherding in Greener Pastures.
    Fichter, Stephen Joseph (2015)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Based on interviews with former Catholic priests in the U.S.A. who became pastors in Protestant churches, most in the Episcopal church but some in the Evangelical Lutheran & United churches. For most, celibacy had been a burden.

    Associated Search Terms: Role exit; Clergy; Role strain; Episcopal; Conversion; Clergy spouses; Celibacy; Vocation; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Conflict & community: Twin tensions in becoming a multiethnic congregation.
    Herzog, Patricia Snell, and Brandon Vaidyanathan (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:4: 507-529.

    2008-09 participant observation & interview data from a northern Indiana formerly Polish parish into which a Mexican parish was merged. The merger did not work; 2 conflicting communities were juxtaposed.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Polish Americans; Participant observation; Parish; Mexican Americans; Latino Americans; Conflict; Catholic, U.S.A.; Case study; Merger
  • Religion and early marriage in the United States: Evidence from the Add Health study.
    Ueckr, Jeremy E. (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:2: 392-415.

    Analyzes 1991-2004 National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (U.S.A.) data. Mormons & conservative Protestants marry earlier, as do those who had attended largely Mormon or conservative Protestant schools. Frequency of attendance also predicts early marriage, but inversely for Catholics. Salience & literalism predict early marriage.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Catholic, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Practice; Salience; Literalism
  • Conservative Christians and support for transracial adotpion as an alternative to abortion.
    Perry, Samuel L. (2014)
    Social Science Quarterly 95:2: 380-392.

    Analyzes 2005 Baylor Religion Survey data. Opposition to abortion contributes to support for transracial adoption among Evangelicals & Catholics, but not others.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; United States; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Adoption; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Religious schools, home schools, and the timing of first marriage and first birth.
    Uecker, Jeremy E., and Jonathan P. Hill (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:2: 189-218.

    Analyzes 2011 survey data from high school graduates aged 24-39. Religious schools socialize students into distinctive attitudes toward marriage & family formation.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Catholic, U.S.A.; Education; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Young adults; Marriage
  • The Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos in the United States.
    Pew Research Center (2014)
    Washington, D.C.: Pew Reserch Center.

    Largely 2013 descriptive statistics on a sample of Latino Americans, focusing on their religion & related attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Belief; Politics, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.; Latino Americans; Ethnic; Denomination (organizational entity); Conversion; Charismatic, U.S.A.; Practice
  • Strategically prophetic priests: An analysis of competing principal influence on clergy political action.
    Calfano, Brian Robert, Elizabeth A. Oldmixon, and Mark Gray (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:1: 1-21.

    Analyzes 2009-10 questionnaire data from a stratified representative sample of U.S. Catholic priests. Encouragement by bishops increases the likelihood of activism on such issues as immigration & abortion while anticipation of parish financial reaction decreases it

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Catholic, U.S.A.; Activism; Migration; Clergy
  • New Generations of Catholic Sisters. The Challenge of Diversity.
    Johnson, Mary, Patricia Wittberg, and Mary L. Gautier (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Based on a 1999 survey of women who entered U.S.A. religious communities in 1965-85 who stayed, & a 2009 survey of women who entered 1993-2008 who stayed.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Orders/congregations; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters
  • God's Gangs. Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery.
    Flores, Edward Orozco (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    2008-09 participant observation & interview data show two urban street ministries facilitating a transition by young adult males from street life to conventional life, self-destructive masculine expression to family-centered masculine expression.

    Associated Search Terms: Gang; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Gender role; Latino Americans; Masculinity ideology; Participant observation; United States, California, Los Angeles; Body; Catholic, U.S.A.; Criminology; Life histories
  • Faith, Family, and Filipino American Community Life.
    Cherry, Stephen M. (2014)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Family; United States, Texas, Houston; Filipino Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Migrant
  • The Shared Parish: Latinos, Anglos, and the Future of US Catholicism.
    Hoover, Brett C. (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Congregation; Diversity; Participant observation; Latino Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Ethnic
  • Religious institutions and sexual scandals: A comparative study of Catholicism in Ireland, South Africa, and the United States.
    Conway, Brian (2014)
    International Journal of Comparative Sociology 55:4: 318-341.

    Associated Search Terms: Ireland; Comparative; South Africa; Catholic, Ireland; Catholic, South Africa; Sexual abuse; United States; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Shepherds and sheep: Parish reconfiguration, authority, and activism in a Catholic diocese.
    Loveland, Matthew T., and Margaret Ksander (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:3: 443-465.

    Based on interviews & a web-based survey focusing on 2009 contention over merging parishes in the Syracuse, New York, diocese, followed by a case study of a parish. The latter was marked by lay activism as a result of the conflict involved in the previous closing & merging of parishes.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; United States, New York, Syracuse; Social movement; Parish; Laity; Catholic, U.S.A.; Case study; Lay movements
  • Becoming Catholic. Finding Rome in the American Religious Landscape.
    Yamane, David (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2002 participant observation in 6 parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, supplemented by surveys and interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; United States, Indiana, Fort Wayne; Participant observation; Parish; Individualism; Familism; Catholic, U.S.A.; Education; Conversion; Initiation; United States, Indiana, South Bend
  • Sociology of Religion in America. A History of a Secular Fascination with Religion.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2014)
    Leiden: Brill.

    Trends in the sociology of religion in the U.S.A. based on content analyses of dissertations 1895-1959 & articles 1964-84. Reviews community studies, history of research organizations, ^ professional associations.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Sociology of religion, U.S.A.; Sociology of Religion (journal); Society for the Scientific Study of Religion; Review of Religious Research; Association for the Sociological Study of Jewry; American Catholic Sociological Society; Association for the Scientific Study of Jewry; Association for the Sociology of Religion; Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion; Religious Research Association
  • Exploring Religious Self-Identification Among U.S. Catholics: Traditionals, Moderates, and Liberals.
    Starks, Brian (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 314-342

    Based on 50 interviews; fills out the meanings of "traditionalist," "moderate," & "Liberal" Catholic in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Traditionalist; Liberal, U.S.A.; Identification; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Changes in Americans' strength of religious affiliation, 1974-2010.
    Schwadel, Philip (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:1: 107-128.

    Based on 1974-2010 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; traces % respondents reporting strong affiiation for 4 categories: Evangelical, Black protestant, Mainline Protestant, Catholic. Notes 1980s period effects.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Membership; Protestant, U.S.A.; United States
  • American Catholics in Transition.
    D'Antonio, William V., Michelle Dillon, and Mary L. Gautier (2013)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Litlefield.

    Based on a 2011 representative sample of U.S. Catholics; reports results on practice, politics, & moral issues controlled by gender & Latino/non-latino.

    Associated Search Terms: Authority; Catholic, U.S.A.; Identity; Generations; Moral; Practice; Women; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Catholicism and Filipino American community volunteerism and participation.
    Cherry, Stephen M. (2013)
    Sociological Spectrum 33:1: 36-56.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Filipino Americans; Civic engagement; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Crossing the Water and Keeping the Faith: Haitian Religion in Miami.
    Rey, Terry, and Alex Stepick (2013)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Florida, Miami; Protestant, U.S.A.; Urban; Voodoo, U.S.A.; Migrant; Catholic, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Haitian Americans
  • Religion and Military Policy Attitudes in America.
    Brown, Ronald E., R. Khari Brown, and Aaron W. Blase (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:4: 573-595.

    Analyzes interview data from the 2004 National Politics Study (U.S.A.), white subsample. Evangelicals oppose war less, Mainline Protestants more; lay discussion in worship spaces increases this contrast.

    Associated Search Terms: European Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Congregation; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Parish; Peace/war; United States
  • Diversity and the Common Good: Civil Society, Religion, and Catholic Sisters in a Small City.
    Karraker, Meg Wilks (2013)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Migration; Education; Sisters; Race; Orders/congregations; Diversity; Community study; Justice
  • Institutional selection for conformity: The case of U.S. Catholic priests.
    Sullins, D. Paul (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:1: 56-81.

    Analyzes 2002 survey data from American Catholic priests; both birth cohort & ordinatio cohort predict divergence from official teachings, increasing it before 1970, decreasing it 1970 & after. Thus contextual culture explains divergence before 1970 & institutional selection after.

    Associated Search Terms: Cloning; Suicide; Stem cell controversy; Moral; Clergy; Celibacy; Birth control; Abortion; Sexual attitudes; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Spirit's Tether. Family, Work, and Religion among American Catholics.
    Konieczny, Mary Ellen (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2000-02 field work in 2 Midwest U.S.A. Catholic parishes, one liberal & one conservative. Models of church are transposed into family life. Traditionalists rejected the modernized Church of their childhood while progressives accepted pre-conciliar religious commitment but not its cultural trappings.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Ritual; Justice; Birth control; Authority; Abortion; Participant observation; Traditionalism; Moral; Socialization; Conservative/liberal; Comparative; Family; Habitus; Life histories; Work; Catholic, U.S.A.; Women; Parish
  • School's Out Forever: The Decline of Catholic Education in the United States.
    MacGregor, Carol Ann (2012)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Princeton University.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Education
  • Consideration of Priesthood and Religious Life among Never-Married U.S. Catholics.
    Gray, Mark M., and Mary L. Gautier (2012)
    Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Vocation
  • Faith, Race-ethnicity, and Public Policy Preferences: Religious Schemas and Abortion Attitudes among U.S. Latinos.
    Bartkowski, John P., Aida I. Ramos-Wada, Christopher G. Ellison, and Gabriel A. Acevedo (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 343-358.

    Analyzes 2006 telephone interview data from U.S. Latinos; Latino Protestants were more anti-abortion than were Latino Catholics.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Protestant, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Latino Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Same Call, Different Men. The Evolution of the Priesthood since Vatican II.
    Gautier, Mary L., Paul M. Perl, and Stephen J. Fichter (2012)
    Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Traditionalism; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sexual abuse; Job satisfaction; Clergy role; Celibacy; Clergy
  • Building Strong Church Communities. a Sociological Overview.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2012)
    Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press.

    Calls attention to the communal ideals of the Catholic Chuch & assesses the state of various community types within it. Employs parish survey data & data from orders & congregations, collected by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Internet; Orders/congregations; Parish; Lay movements; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Individualism and Community as Contested Rhetorics in the Catholic New Evangelization Movement.
    McCallion, Michael J., Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter, and David R. Maines (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:3: 291-310.

    Describes an emerging movement of Catholics promoting a personal relationship with Jesus, in contrast to communal Vatican II-oriented Catholicism. Uses field data from the Archdiocese of Detroit.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Discourse; Individualism; Social movement; United States, Michigan, Detroit
  • The Underground Church. Nonviolent Resistance to the Vatican Empire.
    Kautzer, Kathleen (2012)
    Leiden: Brill.

    Studies Call to Action, Voice of the Faithful, DignityUSA, Corps of Reerve Priests United for Service, Catholic Organizations for Renewal, Women's Ordination Conference, Women's Ordination Worldwide, Women-Church Convergence, Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual, Catholics for a Free Choice, & underground parishes.

    Associated Search Terms: Feminism; Dignity; Catholic, U.S.A.; Call to Action; Underground church; Voice of the Faithful; Liberal
  • Claiming Society for God: Religious Movements and Social Welfare in Egypt, Israel, Italy, and the United States.
    Davis, Nancy J., and Robert V. Robinson (2012)
    Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

    Focuses on the caring service side of religiously orthodox movements. The 4 movements under study bypass the state in their humanistic works. 2 would and 2 would not take over the state.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Muslim Brotherhood; Salvation Army, U.S.A.; SHAS; Social services; Italy; United States; Egypt; Catholic, Italy; Jewish, Sephardim, Israel; Comunione e Liberazione; Israel; Islam, Egypt
  • With God on Our Side. The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital.
    Reich, Adam D. (2012)
    Ithaca, new York: Cornell University Press/ILR Press.

    It was necessary for a unionization campaign at a religiously-sponsored hospital to engage issues of values & theology, not simply material interests.

    Associated Search Terms: Labor; United States, California, Santa Rosa; Values; Social movement; Orders/congregations; Hospital; Gramsci, Antonio; Emotion; Catholic, U.S.A.; Social justice
  • Initiation Rites in the Contemporary Catholic Church: What Difference Do They Make?
    Yamane, David (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:4: 401-420.

    Analyzes 2001-02 before & after survey data on 167 individuals in R.C.I.A. programs at 32 parishes in the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic diocese. The program can enhance ecclesiastical involvement & spiritual practices.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, South Bend; United States, Indiana, Fort Wayne; Spirituality; Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults; Practice; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Changing Face of U.S. Catholic Parishes.
    Gray, Mark M., Mary L. Gautier, and Melissa A. Cidade (2011)
    Washington: Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Parish
  • The Concept of "Community" in Catholic Parishes.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2011)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Religion, Spirituality and Everyday Practice. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 89-108.

    Based on 1996-2008 questionnaire data from U.S. Catholic parishes. Includes correlations between evaluations of aspects of community & parish attributes.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Catholic, U.S.A.; Parish
  • Comparing Practical Theology across Religions and Denominations.
    Schneider, Jo Anne, and Patricia Wittberg, with Heidi Unruh, Jill Sinha, and John Belcher (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:4: 405-426.

    Based on key informant interviews & participation, concerning the conduct of social services.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Quaker, U.S.A.; Polity; Participant observation; African Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Comparative; Jewish, U.S.A.; Social services; Stewardship
  • Persistence and Change. Survey Offers Portrait of US Catholics in the Second Decade of the 21st Century.
    D'Antonio, William V. (2011)
    National Catholic Reporter, October 28-November 10, pp. 1a-28a.

    Analyzes results of a 2011 survey of American Catholics.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Practice; Moral; Belief; Catholic, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Religion and Infant Mortality in the U.S.: A Preliminary Study of Denominational Variations.
    Bartkowski, John P., Xiaohe Xu, and Ginny E. Garcia (2011)
    Religions 2:3: 264-276. www.mdpi.com/journal/religions

    U.S. county-level data show conservative Protestant & Catholic contexts are associated with lower infant morality rates, Pentecostal with higher.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Infant mortality; Catholic, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Pentecostal, U.S.A.
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