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Decisions

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Parish and Place: Making Room for Diversity in the American Catholic Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190270315
eISBN:
9780190270346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190270315.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers an insider look at how bishops make decisions to establish personal parishes, or not. No formal policy exists to regulate when and why bishops choose to start personal parishes, ... More


Parish

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Parish and Place: Making Room for Diversity in the American Catholic Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190270315
eISBN:
9780190270346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190270315.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter unpacks the meaning of “parish” and significance of canonical parish status in the Catholic Church. Institutional authority matters for defining parish in ways unlike other forms of ... More


Fragmentation

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Parish and Place: Making Room for Diversity in the American Catholic Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190270315
eISBN:
9780190270346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190270315.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Fragmentation is an inherent consequence of specialist adaptations in organizational structures. Catholics worship together, but apart in personal parishes. From below, individual Catholics make ... More


Difference

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Parish and Place: Making Room for Diversity in the American Catholic Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190270315
eISBN:
9780190270346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190270315.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ethnic personal parishes are the most common variety of contemporary personal parishes in the United States. They enable Catholics (usually, Catholics of color) to unify along the lines of shared ... More


Boundaries

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Parish and Place: Making Room for Diversity in the American Catholic Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190270315
eISBN:
9780190270346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190270315.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Personal parishes are established on the basis of a shared identity or purpose, not on the basis of shared neighborhood. They have no territorial boundaries apart from that of the diocese. Personal ... More


Community

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Parish and Place: Making Room for Diversity in the American Catholic Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190270315
eISBN:
9780190270346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190270315.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the implications of personal parishes for building community across difference. It explores how community works within the context American Catholics’ increased mobility, ... More


Introduction

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Parish and Place: Making Room for Diversity in the American Catholic Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190270315
eISBN:
9780190270346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190270315.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the phenomenon of personal parishes in contemporary American Catholicism. Personal parishes organize Catholics on the basis of purpose rather than territory. They cluster ... More


Conclusion

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Parish and Place: Making Room for Diversity in the American Catholic Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190270315
eISBN:
9780190270346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190270315.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Conclusion summarizes how personal parishes—defined not by territory but by purpose—enable the Catholic Church to respond institutionally to grassroots change and diversity in American ... More


Parish and Place: Making Room for Diversity in the American Catholic Church

Tricia Colleen Bruce

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190270315
eISBN:
9780190270346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190270315.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Catholic Church stands at the forefront of an emergent majority-minority America. Parish and Place tells the story of how the largest US religion is responding at the local level to unprecedented ... More


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