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The Shared Parish: Latinos, Anglos, and the Future of U.S. Catholicism

Brett C. Hoover


As faith communities in the United States grow increasingly more diverse, many churches are turning to the shared parish, a single church facility shared by distinct cultural groups who retain their own worship and ministries. The fastest growing and most common of these are Catholic parishes shared by Latinos and white Catholics. Shared parishes remain one of the few institutions in American society that allows cultural groups to maintain their own language and customs while still engaging in regular intercultural negotiations over the shared space. This book explores the shared parish throug ... More

Keywords: faith communities, shared parish, Catholic parishes, intercultural negotiations, Mexican immigration, intercultural practice, congregation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781479854394
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479854394.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brett C. Hoover, author