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The Catholic Church during the Celtic Tiger Years
Eamon Maher

editorial argued, it would have to find a way of reconciling those who favour a return to the discipline and certainties of the past and the ‘cultural Catholics’ who, while attached to their Catholic identity, refuse to be dictated to in matters of faith. The editorial concludes: 30 Eamon Maher What’s so terrible about ‘cultural Catholicism’ – the idea that the broad church is deeply intertwined with the way Irish people think and feel and, however occasionally, pray? There is a deep well of respect and affection for Catholic tradition even among those who do not wish

in From prosperity to austerity
John Anderson

part of the Church of its actual influence. In both the Iberian peninsula, Latin America and Central-Eastern Europe a strong cultural Catholicism has not always been accompanied by the same levels of theological commitment. In Spain during the late 1970s the Vatican often did not understand why Archbishop Tarancón failed to push religious agendas more vigorously, attributing this to unwanted liberalism when it owed more to realistic perceptions of how far the public would follow the Church. Surveys in the early 1980s showed that whilst 78% of Spaniards described

in Christianity and democratisation