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Politics in the Parish : the Political Influence of Catholic Priests.

Author: Gregory Allen Smith
Publisher: Washington : Georgetown University Press, 2010.
Series: Religion and politics series.
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For well over a century the Catholic Church has articulated clear positions on many issues of public concern, particularly economics, capital punishment, foreign affairs, sexual morality, and abortion. Yet the fact that some of the Church's positions do not mesh well with the platforms of either of the two major political parties in the U.S. may make it difficult for Americans to look to Catholic doctrine for  Read more...
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Smith, Gregory Allen.
Politics in the Parish : The Political Influence of Catholic Priests.
Washington : Georgetown University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Allen Smith
ISBN: 9781589013896 1589013891
OCLC Number: 742332808
Awards: Winner of Religion and Politics Section Hubert Morken Award (United States).
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages).
Contents: List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; chapter one: A Theory of Priestly Influence; chapter two: An Initial Look at Priestly Influence; chapter three: Priestly Politics in 2004; chapter four: Priestly Politics Confirmed; chapter five: The Influence of Priests on Parishioners' Politics in 2004; Conclusion; Appendix A: Pastor Interviews; Appendix B: Analysis of Bulletins; Appendix C: 2004 Survey of Priests; Appendix D: Background on 2004 Survey of Parishioners; Appendix E: 2004 Survey of Parishioners; References; Index.
Series Title: Religion and politics series.

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For well over a century the Catholic Church has articulated clear positions on many issues of public concern, particularly economics, capital punishment, foreign affairs, sexual morality, and abortion. Yet the fact that some of the Church's positions do not mesh well with the platforms of either of the two major political parties in the U.S. may make it difficult for Americans to look to Catholic doctrine for political guidance. Scholars of religion and politics have long recognized the potential for clergy to play an important role in shaping the voting decisions and political attitudes of th.

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