sionary status was changing. One good indication of this is the diocese's new
financial drive (Catholic Service Appeal) to become self-sufficient, especially since
outside funding agencies are reducing their subsidies.
In the long run, of course, the Mississippi church will continue to follow the path
of proclaiming its commitment to the Catholic faith. What is important to note,
though, is that it did this quite well in the period 1911-1984.
Diocese of Jackson, Pastoral Plan, 1990, pp. 3-14.
Jay Dolan, ed., The American Catholic Parish: History from 1850 to the Present
(Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1987). See especially
Charles Nolan, "Modest and Humble
Crosses: A History of Catholic Parishes in the South Central Region (1850-1984)," pp. 235-346.
See, for example, Thomas Stritch, The Catholic Church in Tennessee ( Nashville, TN: Catholic Center, 1987); Michael J. McNalty, Catholicism in South Florida, 1868-1968
( Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1984); James Woods, Mission and Memory; A
History of the Catholic Church in Arkansas ( Little Rock, AR: August House, 1993); Richard Madden
, Catholics in South Carolina (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1985); James T. Moore, Through Fire and Flood: The Catholic Church in Frontier Texas,
1836-1900 (College Station: Texas A and M University Press, 1992).
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: The Catholic Church in Mississippi, 1911-1984:A History.
Contributors: Michael V. Namorato - Author.
Publisher: Greenwood Press.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1998.
Page number: 258.
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