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Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis$
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John Early

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813040134

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813040134.001.0001

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Maya Dioceses Reorganize for Action Catholicism

Maya Dioceses Reorganize for Action Catholicism

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Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

John D. Early

University Press of Florida

This chapter examines the implementation of the liberation movement at the diocesan level of the Catholic system. Over time and with experimentation, some bishops overhauled diocesan organizations to focus on the option for the poor. It involved four levels of social structure: the bishop, pastoral workers, the catechists, and the Maya community itself. Pastoral workers were recruited to be intermediaries between the bishops and the catechists in the local communities. Their main duties were the instruction of the catechists and cooperation with them in community projects. The catechists conducted the weekly Sunday service, especially the period of biblical reflection. They also counselled about moral problems, mediated disputes, and consoled the sick and dying. The chapter also examines a counter trend to the liberation movement, the charismatic movement. It was more oriented toward an individual rather than a communal spirituality.

Keywords:   diocesan organization, pastoral workers, catechists, biblical reflection, charismatics

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