Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Bipolarism of Catholic Spain

From Regina:
Spanish Catholicism is a curious thing.  It’s not like Catholicism in the US where you find liberal, conservative, etc.  People here, at least in Andalucia, that identify themselves as Catholics are orthodox.  People here who would be liberal Catholics simply don’t practice.
There are also those that are very involved with the “Hermandades”  — confraternities that belong to parishes and participate in the Holy Week processions.  They tend to be very attached to their brotherhood and parish but don’t necessarily attend Mass regularly.  There’s a strange bi-polarism that I cannot get my mind around. (Read more.)

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