Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ethnic Ecclesial Communities

It has been noted that a number of Ibero-Americans have left the Catholic Church and joined Protestant communities, like the Pentecostals, in Ibero-America. Does the same trend exist here in the United States? Are those ecclesial communities even more "ethnic" than the ethnic Catholic parishes, reinforcing a separate or distinct group identity? Or are they more likely to promote some measure of assimilation because they better perceive its necessity for greater economic success and entry into the middle class?



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