Half Title Page.
Who Are American Catholics?.
1: A Community that Worships.
2: The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
3: A Liturgy and a Protest.
4: Types of Catholics.
5: Different Generations of Catholics.
6: A Changing Church Steeped in Tradition.
7: Conservative and Liberal Voices.
8: An Attempt to Heal the Divisions.
9: Continued Loyalty.
10: A Brief History of Catholics in America: Colonial Times to 1900.
11: Before the British Colonies.
12: The Colonies.
13: The American Church Takes Shape.
14: An Immigrant Church.
15: African-American Catholics.
16: Tensions Between Rome and America.
17: A Brief History of Catholics in America: 1900 to the Second Vatican Council.
18: The Baby Boomers.
19: Hispanic Catholics.
20: Black Catholic Experience.
21: Vatican II Launches a New Era.
22: The Post-Vatican II Church in America.
23: An Example of Reform: Vowed Religious Life.
25: American Catholics Protest.
26: The Bishops Challenge American Society.
27: Troubles for the Church.
28: Women in the Church.
29: A Watchful Eye.
30: Noninstitutional Developments.
31: Facing the Twenty-First Century.
32: Teachings and Beliefs: Part I.
33: The Soul.
34: The Church Magisterium.
36: Doctrines, Dogmas, Encyclicals, and Councils.
37: The Infallibility of the Pope.
41: Teachings and Beliefs: Part II.
43: Prayer and Spirituality.
44: Moral Teachings.
45: “The Seamless Garment”.
46: The Catholic Church and Other Christian Churches.
47: The Catholic Church and Non-Christian Religions.
48: Centered Pluralism.
49: Institutions, Roles, and Organizations.
50: The Church as Educator.
51: Catholic Health Care.
52: The Church’s Legal Code: Canon Law.
53: Catholic Charities.
54: Mission or Maintenance?.
55: Catholic Popular Culture.
56: The Church and the Media.
58: A Cultural Force and the Force of Culture.
60: The Church and Women.
61: Sexual and Reproductive Ethics.
62: Priests and Nuns: Decline in Numbers and Morale.
63: Biomedical Issues.
64: Catholic Identity.
65: Secularization of Rituals.
66: The Changing Composition of the Church.
67: Challenged, Not Undone.
68: The Future.
69: A Church with Staying Power.
70: A Church Moving Toward the Laity.
71: Assimilated Catholics: Benefits and Dangers.
72: The Many Cultures of American Catholicism.
Select Profiles of American Catholics.
Selected Further Reading.