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How the Prosperity Gospel is Sparking a Major Change in the World’s Most Catholic Countryposted on October 31, 2017
The Washington Post’s Sarah Pulliam Bailey writes about Brazil’s embrace of the prosperity gospel, a form of Pentecostalism that purports to help its followers gain wealth. Pulliam Bailey explains that poor economic conditions in the country have led to a rise of the prosperity gospel. The Catholic Church is working to compete with Brazil’s charismatic prosperity preachers by supporting more exciting methods of worship: “Catholic priests like Marcelo Rossi, who has sold millions of his own CDs, have become increasingly popular. Rossi’s Masses attract people from all over the city to his outdoor sanctuary with a sloping roof where white plastic chairs replace traditional pews,” Pulliam Bailey writes.