By Roderic Ai Camp
In keeping with a decade of box study, this paintings is the 1st book-length, scholarly exam in English of the position of Catholicism in Mexican society because the Nineteen Seventies via 1995, and the expanding political activism of the Catholic church and clergy. it's also the 1st research of church-state relatives in Latin the USA that comes with designated interviews of various bishops and clergy and prime politicians approximately how they see one another and the way faith affects their values. it's also the 1st research of the Mexican Catholic Church which makes use of nationwide survey learn to check Mexican attitudes towards faith, Christianity, and Catholicism, and gives the 1st inside of examine the decision-making means of bishops on the diocesan level.
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11 An important heritage affecting church-state relations in Mexico about which almost nothing has been written is the role of the mayordomo. The impact of the mayordomo, a figure whose roots extend back to the colonial period, is significant at the local level, which may explain his omission from these broader religious themes. Niceforo Guerrero, who for many years represented the national government in Church affairs, considers his role crucial to internal disputes, sometimes extending into the larger community.
2 (June 1988): 532. 20. , eds. (Mexico City: Centre de Estudios Educativos, 1987), 3421. Soledad Loaeza, "Continuity and Change in the Mexican Catholic Church," 283. 22. : gobierno y sociedad civil, Pablo Gonzalez Casanova, ed. (Mexico City: El Caballito, 1987), 198. 23. Partido Revolucionario Institucional, "Memorandum sobre las relaciones estadoiglesia catolica," unpublished manuscript, November 1988, 21. 24. Claude Pomerlau, "The Changing Church in Mexico and Its Challenge to the State," Review of Politics 43, no.
Daniel H. Levine, Religion and Politics in Latin America, The Catholic Church in Venezuela and Colombia (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981), 28. 30. : Doubleday, 1963), II. 31. For example, in the case of Tijuana, 73 percent of 22,000 Mexicans interviewed knew their local priest. Catholic Church, Plan pastoral, 1989-1994, hacia una iglesia nueva (Tijuana: La Diocese, 1989), 233; and Mori de Mexico, Encuesta Semanal, December 4, 1992. 32. Jose Maria Diaz Mozaz and Vicente J. Sastre, "Una encuesta de opinion al clero mexicano, aproximacion a la realidad socio-religiosa mexicana," Vida Pastoral, 2, no.