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Catholic Action
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I. General – II. Latin America

I. General

Catholic Action is a general term denoting the corporate involvement of Catholic laity in the church and the world. In the context of 19th-century liberation movements, there emerged various Catholic associations, largely independent of the hierarchical structure of the church, that made the voice of Catholics heard on social and political questions – for example Americanism in the USA, the Sillon in France, the Christian Democrats in Italy, the Kolping Society (Kolp…

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Neuner, Peter and Rambo, Arthur B., “Catholic Action”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_22903>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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