Thursday, February 14, 2013
Folk Catholicism is the definition for beliefs which grew out of the Catholic tradition but are not necessarily in line with Catholic dogma (a lot of them wouldn't be). It does show how the practitioners of Catholicism have incorporated beliefs from their own pre-Christian traditions and redefined other beliefs to suit their daily reality.
Dennis Villegas explores Filipino Folk Catholic tradition in this article:
I've noticed the similarities with Mexican Folk Catholicism, especially in his reference to 'La Santisima Trinidad' (the Holy Trinity), an essential aspect to the Catholic doctrine I grew up in.
Here's a repost of Curandero Guero's article on La Santisima Trinidad looking at a folk Catholic and multi-religious perspective on the Holy Trinity.