Practicing Catholic

Ritual, Body, and Contestation in Catholic Faith

  • Editors
  • Bruce T. Morrill
  • Joanna E. Ziegler
  • Susan Rodgers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Performance, Liturgy, and Ritual Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bruce T. Morrill, Susan Rodgers, Joanna E. Ziegler
      Pages 3-23
  3. Catholic Ritual: Practice in History

  4. Contemporary Ritual Practices of Healing

  5. Catholic Ritual as Political Practice

  6. Contemporary Mass Media as a Domain for Catholic Ritual Practice

  7. Conclusion: Between Theory and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-245
    2. Christopher A. Dustin
      Pages 257-273
    3. Katherine M. Mcelaney
      Pages 275-276
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 277-325

About this book


This book brings together top scholars from various backgrounds to explore methodologies for studying ritual and Catholicism. The essays focus on particular aspects of ritual within Catholic practice, such as liturgy and performance and healing rituals.


care Integration mass media methodology Nation philosophy politics religion ritual practices sociology sociology of religion

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