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The goal of this paper is to determine if the Catholic religion has continued to modernize since Vatican II In order to help analyze the modernization of Catholicism this paper will examine the immigration of Catholics to America in the 19th and 20th centuries Throughout this paper I will reference Dr Julie Byrnes commentary a professor in American religious history at Duke University as a means of explaining how Catholicism has assimilated into American culture Next this paper suggests three challenges that Catholics are presently facing in the 21st century Finally this paper will elaborate on the growth in irreligious Catholics and its prospective dangers Although Catholicism assimilated into American culture during the 19th and 20th centuries research and the rise in irreligious Catholics in the 21st century suggests it is possible that Catholicism has not continued to modernize In Dr Byrnes article Roman Catholics and the American Mainstream in the Twentieth Century she identifies two transitional time periods in American history that have reshaped Catholicism Dr Byrnes article focuses on the immigration of Catholics to America between 1840 and 1920 In Dr Byrnes article she analyzes the immigration of Catholics during these centuries and concludes that each surge of immigration has contributed to the modernization of Catholicism Dr Byrne furthers her analysis by examining the paramount challenges that Catholic immigrants subsisted as they transitioned to the New World Dr Byrne feels the challenges that Catholic immigrants encountered in America during the 19th century attribute to demographic confrontations Dr Byrne also notes that the 20th century Catholic immigrants largely suffered from socioeconomic strains During the 19th century Dr Byrnes article suggests that the chief demographic struggles that Catholic immigrants experienced arriving to America were due to the discrimination of class and social statuses The Catholic immigrants that fled from Europe during the Reformation arrived to a New World that was predominately Protestant Many Protestants started to blame Catholicism rather than the immigrants themselves for their
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