American Parishes brings together contemporary data, methods, and questions to establish a sociological re-engagement with Catholic parishes and a Catholic re-engagement with sociological analysis. Contributions by leading social scientists highlight how community, geography, and authority intersect within parishes. It illuminates and analyzes how growing racial diversity, an aging religious population, and neighborhood change affect the inner workings of parishes.
Bane, Mary Jo. "A House Divided." American Parishes: Remaking Local Catholicism. Ed. Gary J. Adler, Jr., Tricia C. Bruce, and Brian Starks. Fordham University Press, 2019.