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Catholicism and Citizenship

This theme pertains broadly to the relationship between religion and national or ethnic identity. The term could be related on the one hand, for example, to distinctive ethnic experiences and practices of Catholicism, and on the other, to anti-Catholic materials which at least tacitly question the national loyalty of Catholics.

Examples from the Portal include:

Catholic Church--Controversial literature
Christianity and politics--Catholic Church
Catholics--United States--Political activity

as well as searches for specific ethnics groups, such as:

Irish Americans or African Americans.

For more on this theme, see our subject guide on Religion and Citizenship.