A Matter of Discretion: The Politics of Catholic Priests in by Brian R. Calfano,Melissa R. Michelson,Elizabeth A. Oldmixon
By Brian R. Calfano,Melissa R. Michelson,Elizabeth A. Oldmixon
But precisely how Catholic monks make certain the political acts and attitudes linked to their elite function is still a puzzle. we propose it's the made from an interactive institutional, social, and mental milieu, the complexity of which has no longer been totally assessed within the extant literature. although a few could like to give some thought to monks as profiles in braveness working above the political fray, the institutional and private realities of priest lifestyles frequently forces them to accommodate the political realm. In doing so, monks are variably aware of diversified principals, or reference teams, that characterize particular dimensions in their specialist context. Drawing on a sequence of randomized experiments on samples of Roman Catholic clergymen within the US and eire, we discover that clergymen cognitively draw on various specialist and private cues in responding to their employer’s institutional personal tastes. additionally, how clergymen signify their church's political personal tastes to parishioners seems to be an issue of individual-level discretion.
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