Cover

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Title page, Copyright, Dedication

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Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

This book has benefited from the scholarship and personal suggestions of a great many people. Since it attempts a global integration of Catholic politics, the book relies heavily on many excellent studies of the political and social role of the Catholic Church in particular countries. ...

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Introduction: John Paul Faces Jaruzelski in Prime Time

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pp. 3-16

In the high-ceilinged chamber of Warsaw's Belvedere Palace, Pope John Paul II and General Wojciech Jaruzelski faced each other. The general, his olive-drab uniform encrusted with ten rows of ribbons, represented all the political, economic, and military power concentrated in the leader of Poland's party, state, and army. ...

I. Catholic Political Culture: History, Organization, Ideology

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1. A Brief Political History of the Catholic Church in Europe

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pp. 19-58

On May 30, 1980, all the bells of Paris pealed to welcome John Paul II as he descended in a blue and white helicopter into the heart of the city.1 President Valdry Giscard d'Estaing greeted the pope, who then reviewed the blue, crimson, and silver Garde Ripublicaine. ...

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2. Catholic Political Organization: Center, Region, and Nation

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pp. 59-94

On January 27,1979, over one million people packed the streets of Mexico City to cheer John Paul II. The papal motorcade proceeded to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadelupe, the patroness of Mexico. This new basilica stood next to an older church built on the very spot where the Blessed Virgin is said to have appeared to the Indian Juan Diego on December 12, 1583. ...

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3. Political Ideology: Catholicism, Socialism, and Capitalism

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pp. 95-122

Daniel Ortega Saavedra, coordinator of the Nicaraguan Directorate, and members of the Nicaraguan Cabinet met John Paul II when he arrived in Managua on Friday morning, March 4, 1983. In his welcoming speech, Ortega told the pope that, "Our experience shows that one can be both a believer and a revolutionary ...

II. The Catholic Church in National and Regional Politics

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4. The Catholic Church in Continental Western Europe

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pp. 125-161

Five hundred thousand Spaniards jammed the shrine town of Santiago de Compostela on the last day of the pope's visit to their country, November 9, 1982. Compostela, revered as the resting place for the remains of Spain's patron St. James, faces the Atlantic. ...

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5. Anglo-American Catholicism: Immigrant Churches in Western Democracies

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pp. 162-196

The front cover of Time magazine (October 15,1979) blazoned "John Paul, Superstar" above a photo of the pope waving to an immense crowd. John Paul II followed up triumphant tours to Mexico and Poland with a visit to the Anglo-American countries of Ireland and the United States. ...

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6. Catholic Poland and Ostpolitik

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pp. 197-233

On October 16, 1978, eight men labored to ring the great Zygmunt Bell, rung only on historic occasions, at Krakdw's Wawel Castle, the traditional home of Polish kings. More than one thousand years after the conversion of Poland to Christianity, the universal Catholic Church had elected a Polish pope, Krakdw's own Cardinal Karol Wojtyla. ...

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7. Catholicism and Soviet-American Competition in the Third World

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pp. 234-278

On September 15, 1982, John Paul II met with PLO leader Yasir Arafat in a twenty-minute private audience. This meeting followed the PLO's summer debacle in Lebanon when the Israelis had forced the evacuation of Arafat's main force. Few details of the meeting between the pope and the guerrilla leader were released, ...

III. The Catholic Church in the International System

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8. Arms Control as a Catholic Political Issue

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pp. 281-322

The white-robed pope stood before the memorial in Hiroshima's Peace Park. Twenty-five thousand Japanese had gathered in the bright sunshine that followed a light snow on that February day in 1981. The "eternal flame," lit when the park was completed in 1958, burned behind John Paul, ...

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9. The Catholic Church, Soviet-American Relations, and International Politics

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pp. 323-353

This book analyzes the internal and external politics of the Catholic Church, a transnational ecclesiastical institution strongly rooted in the traditional culture of Western Europe, as it adjusts to the technological revolutions of the latter half of the twentieth century. ...

Appendix: Methodological Issues

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pp. 354-360

Notes

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pp. 361-434

Bibliography

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pp. 435-456

Acronyms

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pp. 457-460

Index

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pp. 461-485