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Migrants and Missionaries: “Foreign Missions” on the South Side of Chicago

Matthew J. Cressler

in Authentically Black and Truly Catholic: The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479841325
eISBN:
9781479815425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841325.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces readers to the rise of Black Catholic Chicago in the midst of the Great Migrations of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, both in terms of demographic ... More


Authentically Black and Truly Catholic: The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration

Matthew J. Cressler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479841325
eISBN:
9781479815425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841325.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Black Catholics are absent in most histories of U.S. Catholicism and African American religion. Drawn from a wide variety of sources, this book is a lived religious history of Black Catholics in ... More


The Living Stations of the Cross: Black Catholic Difference in the Black Metropolis

Matthew J. Cressler

in Authentically Black and Truly Catholic: The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479841325
eISBN:
9781479815425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841325.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces “the Living Stations of the Cross,” a Black Catholic reenactment of the passion and death of Jesus performed annually by parishioners of Chicago’s largest Black Catholic ... More


Introduction

Matthew J. Cressler

in Authentically Black and Truly Catholic: The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479841325
eISBN:
9781479815425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841325.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins with the ten Black bishops declaring in 1984 that Black Catholics should be “authentically Black and truly Catholic.” It contrasts this statement with the story of Mary Dolores ... More


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