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A Christian Coalition for Catholics? The Massachusetts Model
Maurice T. Cunningham
Review of Religious Research
Vol. 51, No. 1 (Sep., 2009), pp. 55-70
Published by: Religious Research Association, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25593772
Page Count: 16
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This article examines the effectiveness of Catholic Citizenship, a lay organization founded in Massachusetts and dedicated to mobilizing Catholic voters on issues of importance to the Church hierarchy. The paper relies upon interviews with Catholic Citizenship's leaders and other political actors, assessments of voter guides and additional sources, media attention, election outcomes, and the capacity to gather signatures for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Catholic Citizenship utilizes a parish-based model and methods familiar to scholars of conservative religious political movements. The organization's effectiveness has varied with the type of activity undertaken, and its future prospects appear modest.
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