Bookcover of Irish Priests and Mexicans in Arizona: The Diocese of Tucson 1945-1970
Booktitle:

Irish Priests and Mexicans in Arizona: The Diocese of Tucson 1945-1970

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2018-03-05 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-77776-9

ISBN-10:
3659777765
EAN:
9783659777769
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Beginning in the mid-20th Century, 103 Roman Catholic priests from Ireland served in Arizona. Their ministry began with Mexican people with whom they shared something of a common consciousness, resulting from similar histories, worldviews, and cultural values. In the main they were sympathetic to folk traditions and experienced a synergy with Mexicans which enabled them to adapt and learn from Hispanic communities. This was not the case with other clergy. Paradoxically, the Irish priests who accepted Mexican people also accepted the racist structures which marginalized them. In reconstructing this history salient themes engage us: ethnicity, religion (official/popular), prejudice/discrimination, power relations, and the discovery of common ground amid differences. This matrix gives rise to a complex crisscrossing of trajectories of Catholics and Protestants (in society), Irish and Mexican Catholics (in the church), priest and parishioners (in the parish). We won't see anything like this historic encounter again, for the well of Irish vocations has dried up and the once solidly Catholic Mexicans have in growing numbers embraced other faiths. This passing of an era holds lessons.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
John Cunningham
Number of pages:
240
Published on:
2018-03-05
Stock:
Available
Category:
History
Price:
41.90 €
Keywords:
Arizona, Mexicans, Irish priests

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