Integrism is a traditionalist form of religiosity based on the absolute power of the Catholic magisterium elaborated at the time of Vatican I council. It has a dualist and intransigent vision of the modern world. It seeks the restoration of a highly controlled traditional hierarchy in or outside the Catholic Church. This fight to protect traditional values and restore an ancient way of life produces a sometimes-violent protest against secularisation and religious pluralism. It promotes a conformist political, social, and ecclesial model. This model seeks the return of an immutable tradition transmitted through family values and a strict ecclesial hierarchy.

Integrism is an ideology that constructs Catholicism as a social system that can organise all aspect of life. For French historian René Rémond, integrism has a ...

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