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ISER Notebooks No. 12

Current Trends in Catholicism in Brazil

This study is inspired by the average consensus according to whatwow therechurch WRoman Atolic in Brazil turned decidown to the grassroots and has progressively taken the form of a ipopular church in the precise sense of a church in which the people are the decisive agent and not simply a maneuvering mass.

These two areall, largely independent, will compose the nucleus of the work, being completed by two wbriefer considerations on popular religiosity and the problem of popular pastoral care . The reason for choosing base communities and labor movements as the object of study is simple; allows us a first approximation in answering the question: to what extent does the ichurch really becoming popular, becoming a grassroots church and not just for them, as is intended, with frequency, in the theological and even official.

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