Music in the Processions
Posted: August 4, 2017 - 4:22pm
Two forms of music, marches and saetas — musical forms that are not, in other parts of the world, readily associated with Catholic religious music — are integral parts of Semana Santa processions in Seville
Gender on Display at Semana Santa
Posted: August 4, 2017 - 10:18am
Holy Week processions in Seville show a quite explicitly gendered form of religiosity, one that repeatedly allows for displays of masculinity even in a society that has become much more egalitarian, and in confraternities that today are open to men and women.
Semana Santa Processions in Seville
Posted: July 31, 2017 - 4:20pm
Semana Santa processions are unparalleled in Seville, where 60 official processions traverse the center city throughout Holy Week from afternoon deep into the night.
Posted: July 31, 2017 - 3:18pm
In many cities in Spain, and elsewhere in the Iberian-influenced world, Semana Santa — Holy Week — is marked by major public processions that recount and ritualize the events of the Passion, providing a visual catechism and giving the masses a chance to participate in the story.
Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage
Posted: July 6, 2017 - 12:00pm
A hazardous mountain hike on a July Sunday each year has long served as a means of prayer and pilgrimage. Today, pilgrims are less likely to cite religious reasons for hiking than to honor the religious and cultural ties past generations held to the place.
Family, Marriage and Gender Roles
Posted: June 5, 2017 - 11:57am
Filipinos participate in religious events as families, often as extended families. More often than not, the family is the unit of analysis.
Posted: May 17, 2017 - 9:54am
Even while Spain is a European Union member country with much more open borders and integration into Europe, Catholicism has a near monopoly on the religious life of the country.
Posted: May 3, 2017 - 2:42pm
Liturgy is inculturated in a number of interesting ways. The Jewish origins of Catholic liturgy become even more apparent when Mass is celebrated in Hebrew.
Migrant Catholics in Israel
Posted: May 2, 2017 - 11:27am
In a country created and shaped by immigration, temporary foreign workers and refugees — from the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka and parts of Africa — comprise a sizeable Catholic contingent.
Mary and the Saints
Posted: May 2, 2017 - 10:49am
Post-biblical Catholic saints seem not to occupy a particularly significant place in the religious imaginations of Hebrew-speaking Catholics.