How would you explain ‘Acción Catolica’ in the context?
Mother asked the doctor’s wife if there were any little schools left, run by the Catholic Sisters. Mrs. Doctor nearly started to cry, saying they are all gone due to the Revolution. But they still have a place for the ones who aren’t clever enough for the Preparatoria. The government has let Acción Catolica take over the schools for the deaf mutes, cretins, and children of bad character.
How would you explain ‘Acción Catolica’ in the context? ( PS: the story took place in Mexico City in 1930s)