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The Catholic Social Imagination: Activism and the Just Society in Mexico and the United States

Joseph M. Palacios


The reach of the Catholic Church is arguably greater than that of any other religion, extending across diverse political, ethnic, class, and cultural boundaries. But what is it about Catholicism that resonates so profoundly with followers who live under disparate conditions? What is it, for instance, that binds parishioners in America with those in Mexico? For the author of this book, what unites Catholics is a sense of being Catholic—a social imagination that motivates them to promote justice and build a better world. In this book, he gives readers a feeling for what it means to be Catholic a ... More

Keywords: Catholic Church, cultural boundaries, Catholicism, parishioners, Mexico, social imagination, social justice, Oakland, Guadalajara, church doctrine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780226645001
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226645025.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph M. Palacios, author