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  • 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
  • The "sectarian" church. Catholicism in Italy since John Paul II.
    Marzano, Marco (2013)
    Social Compass 60:3: 302-314.

    Records a decline of Italian Catholicism as it has been institutionalized, & the rise of lay Catholic movements, which have a individualistic character.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Catholic, Italy; Individualism; Italy; Lay movements
  • 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.
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